As children, we make things for ourselves: houses from cardboard boxes, tents from blankets, even paper wings to fly from the dining room table. As adults, we make less things. And while we grown-ups labor through subtext and buried complexity, children are quick to invent it; always toying with absurdity in the hopes of finding novelty. . . .
Norman Kelley, “A Formal Education.”
RAW Living | AIA Chicago Young Architect’s Forum (YAF)
6.30 p.m. / Blokes and Birds Public House
3343 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Somewhere along the familiar path between innocence and cynicism let us agree that something gets lost (see Silly Rabbit: trix are for kids.). As architects, we owe it to our younger selves to rethink our pasts and recover our once reckless sensibilities. Through the lens of a child’s playhouse, Thomas Kelley of Norman Kelley will uncover modes of juvenile representation and criticism from which to examine new ways to practice, and play, architecture.