Boombox Social with the Architecture Lobby

YAF and The Architecture Lobby are teaming up to host a social at BOOMBOX, a space for short-term occupancy by Latent Design. For the month of October, The Architecture Lobby is exhibiting “What is an Architect?” to explore, challenge, and celebrate the role of the architect today.

We invite you to join us to eat, drink, & socialize at this exciting new space on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30pm. Tocco is providing discounted drinks and a food truck will be on site.

Latent Design spent over a year navigating the political realm to make BOOMBOX a reality. Today, it successfully sits as a semi-permanent kiosk in a previously unoccupied public plaza – a first of its kind in our world of carefully zoned land here in Chicago. BOOMBOX is part of Activate! Chicago – a program transforming underutilized spaces into cultural and economic catalysts.


  • ABC School Closing Plenary

    ABC School Closing Plenary

    This event is being held at two different times to accommodate participants across the globe.

  • Nurturing Equal Value for All

    Nurturing Equal Value for All

    This event will screen two videos from Sanjeev Sanjar – reflecting on and analysing two collaborative projects from india, which have explored collective potential within complementary contexts. ​“Jugaad” explored recycling and repurposing within an urban village of Delhi, and has inspired critical discourse on “resource” within the built environment. ​“Syrwet U Barim Mariang Jingkieng Jri […]

  • From the Ground Up: Building Solidarity in Somerville through Aspirational Design

    From the Ground Up: Building Solidarity in Somerville through Aspirational Design

    ALL ARCHITECTURE IS POLITICAL. ​ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL. ​COMMUNITY POWER IS BUILT, NOT GIVEN. ​What does it mean to build community in a broken world? As architects working in the public sphere, we are cast into a predatory system that divides people. Networks of capital, privatization, inequity, gentrification, and displacement all convene to fracture human […]