Shared Waters at the Chicago Architecture Foundation


After a great turnout and discussion at Part 1: Trickle Up,  Joshua will moderate Part 2: Shared Waters: Chicago, Gary, Milwaukee,­ and St. Louis with Iker Gil. This is the second installment in the After the City, the City discussion series focused on water issues and organized by the Chicago Expander program at Archeworks and Joshua Stein, in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:00pm, Chicago Architecture Foundation

Panelists: Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago; Dean Amhaus, President and CEO, Milwaukee Water Council; Derek Hoeferlin, R.A., Assistant Professor of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis; Daniel F. Vicari, P.E., BCEE, Executive Director, Gary Sanitary District | Gary Stormwater Management District.

While “Chicagoland” is intended to encompass the larger metropolitan area “anchored” by Chicago, water issues increasingly complexify this centralized diagram. Increasingly, challenges and innovations are tackled in parallel across various nodes in a network. As water connects Chicago to increasingly larger systems, it also connects the city to a network of other cities grappling with similar issues. Experts from Chicago, Gary, Milwaukee, and St. Louis will discuss issues that affect these metropolises through shared waters.

More info at: After the City, the Cityand Chicago Expander at Archeworks.



Trickle Up panel discussion in Chicago


As part of the After the City, the City discussions, Joshua G. Stein will moderate Trickle Up: The Scale of Water in Chicago with Iker Gil. This series focused on water issues is organized by the Chicago Expander program at Archeworks and Joshua Stein, in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:00pm, Chicago Architecture Foundation

Panelists: Claire Cahan, Studio Gang; Phil Enquist, FAIA, Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore,  Owings & Merrill LLP; Martin Felsen, Principal of UrbanLab; Antonio Petrov, Assistant Professor at UTSA’s College of Architecture and Co-Director of the Chicago Expander program at Archeworks; Frances Whitehead, Civic practice artist and Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

After the City,  the City:

Chicago Expander at Archeworks:

Joshua G. Stein talks City Talk

Public Think Tank

Saturday, November 16, 2003

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Joshua G. Stein will be presenting a short talk on infrastructure’s connection to city identity.  The talk, which is part of  the Exploring Collaborative City Making: Public Space, Local Policy and Social Innovation think tank, produced by the GFRY Studio of the School of the Art Institute Chicago, will look at the discrepancy between the scale of the contemporary city and its transit infrastructure as researched in the másTransit proposal.  Following this interpolation, Think Tank participants will be challenged to extrapolate on the future of Chicago’s identity as expressed through transit infrastructure.   The all-day think tank, which will also feature talks by Iker Gil (Mas Studio), Victor Margolin (University of Chicago), Laura Forlano (Illinois Institute of Technology), Ken Dunn (Resource Center), and Walter D. Street III (Walter Street Architects), is a part of the GFRY Studio’s larger task of actualizing designs and policy for the democratization of Chicago, and cities around the world. GFRY Studio Publicity Think Tank