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Elizabeth Diller: Beyond the Blueprints

Sunday, November 9
10:00-11:00 a.m.

CHF Members: $15
General Public: $20
Students & Teachers: $10

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Elizabeth Diller is one of the visionaries of American architecture. A founding partner of the New York–based design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), she is responsible for an array of astonishing projects: New York City’s High Line, Boston’s Institute for Contemporary Art, and The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. Join the MacArthur Fellow for a wide-ranging conversation on the role of architecture in contemporary life with University of Illinois architectural historian Dianne Harris.

This program is part of the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival - Journeys. Presented in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.


Elizabeth Diller
 is a founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. DS+R’s completed projects include the Lincoln Center renovation and High Line in New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; the Creative Arts Center at Brown University; and Blur, designed for the 2002 Swiss Expo. She was the first MacArthur Fellow in the discipline of architecture. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and a professor of architecture at Princeton University.

Dianne Harris
 is director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an architectural historian who specializes in the study of suburbs and suburban houses in the postwar United States. Her most recent publication is Little White Houses: How the Postwar House Constructed Race in America. Harris is a past president of the Society of Architectural Historians.