Gallery 400 - University Illinois Chicago - Chicago, IL
Urban Warp/Weft is an investigation of the aesthetic imagination of “re-use”, “recycle” and “green”, current buzzwords in Chicago art and politics. Exploring ecological connections in the built world, the project features combinations of recycled materials and plant material.
We constructed the project to be a two part process, positioning brainstorming and construction as equals. Our admittedly utopian vision is to generate a new conversation around the notion of social “sustainability” and process, in dialog with architects, engineers, artists and industry. The goal is to appreciate dialogue in its role of activating research as part of an ongoing collaborative material study.