Join us for an evening discussion with artist David Schalliol and architect Marshall Brown as they discuss the intersections of their practices in regards to urban development and derelict, but above all the resilience of humans that live within them and seek to change them.
About the exchange:
“Resilient Images,” a new international project in collaboration with the Centre régional de la photographie Nord—Pas-de-Calais (CRP) located in the North of France. This collaboration marks the first between CRP and Hyde Park Art Center, who was named a 2016 grantee of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund.
At the center of the project is an exchange of two artists working with lens-based media who will develop new site-specific work during their residencies. The work will be featured in a two-part exhibition in September 2017 at the CRP and February 2018 at Hyde Park Art Center. Photographer David Schalliol, who will represent Chicago, and French artist Justine Pluvinage are the two artists participating in the program.
About the speakers:
David Schalliol earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago. His work explores the transformation of urban centers through ethnographic, filmic, and photographic projects. His writing and photographs have appeared in such publications as Social Science Research, Places, and The New York Times, as well as in numerous exhibitions including the inaugural Belfast Photo Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers Project. He is currently an assistant professor of sociology at St. Olaf College.
Marshall Brown is a licensed architect and urban designer. Brown is a Graham Foundation grantee, and represented the United States at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has also exhibited at the Arts Club of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and Western Exhibitions. In 2016 he appeared in the PBS documentary “Ten Towns that Changed America.” Brown was a 2010 MacDowell Fellow, and also the first Saarinen Architecture Fellow at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He received his Masters degrees in Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University where he won the Druker Fellowship for urban design.
Marshall Brown is also an Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture. His teaching and research add tremendous value to his practice. Brown has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education, is a board member of the Arts Club of Chicago, and has lectured at the Chicago Humanities Festival, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, the Graham Foundation, Auburn University, the University of Toronto, Princeton University, and Harvard University. His projects and essays have appeared in several books and journals, including Metropolis, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Record, Crain’s, The New York Daily News, Art Papers, The Believer, and New Directions in Sustainable Design.