Cynthia Berkshire (A.B.'83 LSA) and Alan Berkshire (B.S.'82) have generously supported the grant initiative and the exhibition.
In its third year, Research on the City is a competitive faculty research grant program, intended to foster interdisciplinary research on urban topics. Grants to fund a yearlong study were awarded to five research teams. Projects in this year's competition were required to focus on urban challenges or questions faced in Chicago. This exhibition demonstrates the findings of their research and suggests further avenues to explore.
The 2014-2015 "Research on the City" Faculty Research Grant projects awarded, with affiliated Taubman College and interdisciplinary faculty, are:
- “The City of Our Youth”
Ellie Abrons, Adam Fure, Andrew Holder, Kristen Hass.
- “The Second City: Chicago's Funny Urbanism”
John McMorrough, Julia McMorrough, Joe Rosa.
- “Pop-Up Chicago”
Jennifer Harmon, Seth Ellis.
- “Rules of the Road: Connecting Chicago to Underutilized Freeway Infrastructure Zones”
Karl Daubmann, John Marshall, Cezanne Charles.
- “Protean Prototypes: Developing Access-Enabling Infrastructures for Chicagoland”
Geoffrey Thün, Kathy Velikov, Dan McTavish, Sue Zielinski.
- Marshall Brown
Marshall Brown Projects, Inc.
Assistant Professor and Director of the Program of Landscape Architecture, IIT, Chicago
- Cathy Lang Ho
Principal, CLH Office, New York
Contributing Editor, Architect Magazine
- Ana Miljacki
Assistant Professor, MIT, Boston
Co-Curator of the American Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale
Presentations: October 9, 2014, 6:00 p.m.