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Dimensions of Citizenship Roundtable Discussion at the Chicago Architecture Center

Mar 1, 2019


To mark the opening of Dimensions of Citizenship in Chicago, please join exhibition curators, designers, and participants in conversation about how we engage, visualize, and activate questions of belonging. Co-curator Mimi Zeiger will lead a discussion with Studio Gang’s Alissa Anderson, Shannon Harvey and Jeremiah Chiu of IN-FO.CO, and Robert Gerard Pietrusko of Harvard GSD and collaborator on In Plain Sight.

About The Participants

Alissa Anderson is the Publications Director at Studio Gang, where she leads the development of books, writing, research, exhibitions, and other special projects. She is the project leader of Studio Gang’s contribution to Dimensions of Citizenship, “Stone Stories,” which builds on the Studio’s ongoing urban design work and community engagement in Memphis, Tennessee.

Alissa holds a master’s degree in Critical, Curatorial & Conceptual Practices in Architecture (CCCP) from Columbia University GSAPP and is a contributing editor of the online architecture journal the Avery Review.

Jeremiah Chiu is a graphic designer, artist, and musician living in Los Angeles. From 2008 to 2016 Jeremiah served as co-founder and principal of Plural, an award-winning and internationally recognized creative studio. Jeremiah’s current studio practice, Some All None, is an extension of the practice he founded at Plural. Additionally, Jeremiah serves as a design/strategy lead at IN-FO.CO (formerly Project Projects). Most recently, Jeremiah led the exhibition and identity design in collaboration with IN-FO.CO for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

With a focus on forward-thinking graphic solutions, Jeremiah Chiu/Some All None have received recognition and participated in exhibitions worldwide from solo exhibitions at Salisbury University Maryland, A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, and Public Works Gallery Chicago, to group exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, High Desert Test Sites, The Getty Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the São Paulo Graphic Design Biennial. Additionally, Jeremiah’s work has been published in Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Creative Review, New Modernist Type (Thames & Hudson), DPI Magazine (Taiwan), Chois Gallery (Hong Kong) and KAK Magazine (Russia), amongst others.

As a lecturer and educator, Jeremiah has spoken and led courses/workshops at the Apple Store Chicago, AIGA Chicago, California Institute of the Arts, College of DuPage, Creative Mornings, DePaul University, Mas Context: Analog, Salisbury University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Southern California, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Shannon Harvey is co-founder of Los Angeles-based design studio IN-FO.CO (Inventory Form & Content) and Managing Director of Inventory Press, publishing books on topics in art, architecture, graphic design, and music. Harvey leads identity, web, book, and spatial projects, including large-scale signage and wayfinding projects for MoMA, Dropbox, The Bass, and A Gathering Place for Tulsa. With a background in architecture and graphic design, Harvey previously worked in design, editorial, and curatorial roles at Project Projects, Rockwell Group, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Van Alen Institute, and OMA/AMO Rotterdam.

Robert Gerard Pietrusko is an Associate Professor in the department of Landscape Architecture, where his teaching and research focus on geographic representation, simulation, narrative cartography, and the history of spatial data sets.

His design work is part of the permanent collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris and has been exhibited in over ten countries at venues such the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), ZKM Center for Art & Media, and the Venice Architecture Biennale, among others.

Prior to joining the junior faculty of the GSD, Pietrusko worked as a designer with Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York, and held research positions at Parsons Institute for Information Mapping at the New School and at Columbia University’s Spatial Information Design Lab.

Pietrusko holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Synthesis (with honors) from the Berklee College of Music; a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University; and a Master of Architecture (with distinction) from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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