Meet select Chicago Architecture Biennial participants in this lively, surprising array of interviews, panels, and talks. Contemporary architecture is in the midst of a radical transformation and expansion as it adapts to unprecedented changes in the environment, technology, economy, and social spheres. Hear from a new vanguard of practitioners who work across disciplines and terrains—from science to art, from community activism to futurism—as they redefine the traditional limits of the field. Moderated by Archinect's Founder/Director Paul Petrunia, with Archinect editors Amelia Taylor-Hochberg and Nicholas Korody.

Speakers include Pedro&Juana, Tomas Kelley (Norman Kelley), Francois Roche (New-Territories), Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (FKAA), John Lin (Rural Urban Framework, Paul Preissner & Paul Andersen (Independent Architecture + Paul Preissner Architects), TOMA, Andreas Angelidakis, WAI Architecture Think Tank, Bryony Roberts (Bryony Roberts Studio, and Sarah Herda (Biennial Co-Artistic Director and Michelle T. Boone (Commissioner at City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events).

12:10 -12:25  Fake Industries Architectural Agonism
12:30 -12:45 Norman Kelley
12:50 -1:05  New – Territories / M4
1:10 - 1:25  Pedro&Juana
1:30 - 1:45 Rural Urban Framework
1:50 - 2:05

Paul Preissner & Paul Andersen

2:10 - 2:25 Sarah Herda + Michelle Boone
2:30 - 2:45 Andreas Angelidakis
2:50 - 3:05 WAI Architecture Think Tank
3:10 - 3:25 Bryony Roberts
3:30 -  3:45 TOMA
3:50 -  4:00 Iwan Baan







Paul Petrunia is the director of Archinect, a (mostly) online publication/resource founded in 1997 to establish a more connected community of architects, students, designers and fans of the designed environment. Outside of managing his growing team of writers, editors, designers and technology specialists, Paul co-hosts Archinect Sessions, a weekly podcast featuring discussions of current architecture news and exclusive interviews with architecture leaders. Paul is also the founder and director of Bustler, the web's primary resource for architecture competition, events and related news stories. Paul studied architecture and the University of Oregon and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children and enjoys escaping everything, as often as possible, by diving Southern California's Channel Islands.

Amelia Taylor-Hochberg writes, draws and cooks in Los Angeles. Before serving as Archinect's editorial manager and podcast host, she wrote about molecular gastronomy, noise music, surrealist film, and performance art in the Bay Area, while also hosting music-based shows on a local independent radio stations. Her interests revolve around cognitive urban theory and the quantification of aesthetics, and she also moonlights as a designer of experiments for how we talk about cities, including an ongoing urbanism salon series and a board game about development in Los Angeles.

Nicholas Korody is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles. His writing engages with the margins of architecture, particularly its intersections with art, politics, and eco-criticism, and can be regularly found on Archinect as well as in several forthcoming publications. He is a founding member of the research group Encyclopedia Inc., which has presented work at the Serpentine Galleries in London and the LUMA Westbau in Zürich. In the past, he has given talks and presented work in various exhibitions in San Francisco, Mexico DF, New York, and Los Angeles. Most recently, his work was included in the group exhibition “After Babel” at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and he will participate in upcoming exhibits in Paris, Los Angeles and Zürich this fall.