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We are excited to be a part of Outside Design, a collateral event of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, now open at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries in Chicago. Curated by Jonathan Solomon, SAIC’s Director of the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, this show brings together five firms whose research-based work “develops new knowledge at the edges of design practice.” Ants of the Prairie is included along with Analog Media Lab (Urbana-Champaign), The Living and the Ali Brivanlou Lab (New York City), Species of Space (Chicago), and Sweet Water Foundation (Chicago).

New works commissioned for Outside Design include Habitat Wall, a prototype wall structure for bat and bird occupation; No Crash Zone, a “renovation” of a window in the Carson, Pirie, Scott building to address bird-window collisions; and The Expanded Campus, an on-going research project to document and map animal sightings and habitat conditions around the SAIC campus in Chicago.

On view until December 19, 2015.

Check out Outside Design’s website for more information and updated “field notes.”


Habitat Wall


No Crash Zone


No Crash Zone


The Expanded Campus: Habitat Mapping Chicago