FORUM FOR COMMUNITY DRIVEN ARTS DIALOG.
Conversation forms the basis of any movement big or small. Our favorite talk happens over dinner or a fire while dissecting visual forms, theoretical constructs, social injustices, local issues that surround us, global issues that impact us. Together we can share what influences us and become part of a larger conversation and community.
Located near the Bridgeport Arts Center, we are currently undergoing a spatial restructuring but are working on programming for Spring 2016. If you would like to start a conversation please use our contact form.
Past and present events.
nuWaste focuses on the issues of waste consumption and water usage in both farming and building communities. It questions what steps we can take to reduce our impact on these life cycles. Exploring the process of food growth, harvest, consumption, waste, and composting, husARchitecture investigated similar cycles within building industries in terms of building construction, use, deconstruction and reuse. The exhibit became an artistic expression of these concepts used to engage the community with discussions of their own perceptions. The space itself fostered and attracted community creating an ad hoc gathering space of friends and discourse.
Thanks to our partners:
Salvage Exhibit, 2014
Guerrila Truck Art Show, 2013
Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest
Chicago, IL, 2013
spatial sculpture/community study
Artist Residency 2014
chiNAgo is the first stage of a longterm study on cultural preservation and rapid development. As an architectural and urban project exploring issues of scale, culture, and growth through the lens of food based communities, the project aims to document and understand how food shapes community across cultures. Through personal interviews, video, photography, and architectural documentation, chiNAgo will map the reach of Tanjiawei, a small wet market in the heart of Shanghai, as well as its people, and its story to uncover a core of Chinese society. This information will be used to determine influences that could reintroduce scale of community to the current philosophy of mega development in China. While currently focused on finding linkages within Chicago, the project will ultimately explore a global comparison of place based architecture that fosters community on local levels.
B/W image: Three Story Media
High Concept Laboratories
2013 - present
To work within the idea that architecture could not become a reality without construction, husARchitecture maintains a close relationship with building through furniture. Working with reclaimed materials not only adds character but also furthers our sustainable mission.