suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
matt HUTCHINSON + brandon PACE: When Chicago adopted the motto Urbs in Horto (city in a garden) in 1837, it was a very different place from the city that exists today. The “city” then existed within a pristine landscape of expansive prairie, lush forests, and a vast lake. Chicago’s rapid and expansive growth has since inverted this relationship – the city has overtaken and enveloped these natures. Horto in Urbs begins with this observation – that the “garden” no longer surrounds the city, but exists as a network taking on multiple forms throughout it.