Jeanne Gang to Deliver Keynote at NeoCon 2020

Jeanne Gang will deliver the Tuesday afternoon keynote presentation at NeoCon 2021, entitled "Furniture for the City: Recasting Urban Design through Micro-Activation."

The past year has underscored the vital importance of urban public space for sustaining individual wellness, building and maintaining community connections, and enhancing the livability of our cities. Through an exploration of a diverse set of Studio Gang’s projects – ranging from large-scale residential work, like the Mission Rock development in San Francisco, to in-depth community engagement and planning efforts in Chicago, Jeanne Gang will demonstrate how we can rethink design strategies to make cities more inclusive and equitable. In particular, she will discuss how principals regularly applied at the furniture scale foster a greater sense of welcoming, inclusivity, and comfort for all citizens when deployed on the urban scale.

Held at theMART since 1969, NeoCon is an annual showcase of ideas and innovation from leaders of the design industry.


October 4, 2021
11:00 a.m. CT (in person and via livestream)
NeoCon Theater at theMART
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 19th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

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