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Chicago is home to the world’s largest digital art, a permanent projection-mapped installation that shines nightly onto a building after traveling from a projection booth across the Chicago River. It’s called Art on theMart and offers a unique take on the role of public art in a city. The animated projection is continuously redefining the building and the space it’s a part of. This video explores how this project works and dives into the meaning and history behind the daring project. It’s all part of a much larger initiative to make Chicago and its river a vibrant and ever-changing destination for locals and tourists alike.
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Architecture with Stewart is a YouTube journey exploring architecture’s deep and enduring stories in all their bewildering glory. Weekly videos and occasional live events breakdown a wide range of topics related to the built environment in order to increase their general understanding and advocate their importance in shaping the world we inhabit.
Stewart Hicks is an architectural design educator that leads studios and lecture courses as an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company. His work has earned awards such as the Architecture Record Design Vanguard Award or the Young Architect’s Forum Award and has been featured in exhibitions such as the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Design Miami, as well as at the V&A Museum and Tate Modern in London. His writings can be found in the co-authored book Misguided Tactics for Propriety Calibration, published with the Graham Foundation, as well as essays in MONU magazine, the AIA Journal Manifest, Log, bracket, and the guest-edited issue of MAS Context on the topic of character architecture.
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