The University of Chicago 2017-2018 Mellon Sawyer Seminar

In the 2017-2018 academic year, the University of Chicago, in partnership with UChicago Arts and UChicago Urban, will host a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on Urban Art and Urban Form, which seeks to establish a conversation—across the arts and disciplines—about how art contributes to the formation and transformation of urban space. What role has art played and what role can it play in shaping the urban environment? How do built spaces and public artworks interact with one another or converge? How do we conceive the aesthetic dimension of urban design (from architecture and landscape design, to pedestrian networks, place-making, and city planning)?

For more information, please visit the Urban Art and Urban Form website.


Anne Dodge
Executive Director, UChicago Urban | 773.702.5116