In this lecture, Jeanne Gang will present the bold and visionary architecture—one that engages the urgent social and environmental challenges of our time—that Studio Gang has developed over the past two decades. From the award-winning Aqua Tower and Writers Theatre to highly-anticipated upcoming buildings for the American Museum of Natural History and O'Hare International Airport, she will reveal the resonant concepts and design approach that connect them, outlining an agenda for architecture driven by pressing twenty-first-century spatial and environmental questions.
This lecture is part of the Berlage Keynotes, an ongoing lecture series by internationally prominent practitioners, designers, and thinkers. A selection of speakers from different disciplines, including architects, artists, filmmakers, and theorists, present how their work engages with contemporary design issues and debates. Organized and hosted by the Berlage, the series is part of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Thursday evening public program. This fall semester, speakers include Baukunst, Béka & Lemoine, Theo Deutinger, Flores & Prats, Adriaan Geuze, Gigon/Guyer, Piovenefabi, and Studio Gang.