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Exhibit Columbus, “Culture and Community” Panel
How might community-led cultural initiatives bring people together today and meaningfully improve tomorrow’s civic life? Future Firm joins Sam Jacob Studio in discussion with Columbus community members as part of the Exhibit Columbus 2020 symposium.
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Future Firm receives 2020-21 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize at Exhibit Columbus

Prize recipients represent practices that have been selected for their commitment to the transformative power that architecture, art, and design have to improve people’s lives.
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Log 48, “Expanding Modes of Practice”
“Toward an Office of the Public Architect,” which explores the idea of publicly-funded architecture services for those who cannot afford them, is published.
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Graham Foundation, 2020 Grantees
The Night Gallery’s 2020 exhibition series, “Wonderland” was awarded a Graham Foundation grant.
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The Den Theatre

An off-Loop theater builds flexible performance spaces and welcoming, public space

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Under Construction

Evanston House, a house for an artist and an educator, is underway
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Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism
“Storm-Speed City,” a series of films exploring how a city might transform responsively to increasingly fluctuating weather, is part of the 2019 Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, “Eyes of the City.”
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NewCity Design 50
Future Firm principal Ann Lui is featured in NewCity’s annual “Who Shapes Chicago” list.
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Studio 5524

A 100-year old commercial building is transformed into a space for art-making and exhibition
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