“Balance for me occurs intrinsically.”
“A client may ask me, ‘What is interesting to you right now?’ and I’ll create a piece based on a concept, material or process research I’m doing in my studio.
“I try to eliminate the word ‘should’ from my vocabulary.”
Barry Bursak, City’s founder, and Rick Valicenti talking about Chicago’s design scene in the eighties. Plus: Photographer Tom Vack was there too.
For the design-obsessed
An introduction by Rick Valicenti
Visually minimal, historically rich.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial, an art fair, a museum visit and a local market.
A Johannesburg library, art, and community space transforms a Chicago neighborhood.
“City officials [and] banks have to say, ‘Look, we want this to be a viable and economically balanced city for everyone.’”