The Cherry Orchard

Morgan Holbrook has been active on Broadway since he graduated with a BFA in stage management. His credits include productions of Blackbird starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, The Gin Game with James Earl Jones and Cecily Tyson in 2015, and The Cherry Orchard by the Roundabout Theatre Company in 2016.

John Glover, Joel Grey, Diane Lane, and Chuck Cooper in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of The Cherry Orchard, 2016, photo by Joan Marcus.

Tea Bowls

The Way of Tea—Chado—is an ancient ceremony performed at Japan House. When attention is paid to every detail and both server and recipient use all their senses while engaging in the ritual, enjoying a bowl of tea is transformed from an everyday activity into an art form.

Shanghai Airport

Well-planned infrastructure requires providing more than the bare necessities. In addition to ample seating, large and staggered signs, clear pathways, access to food, and large bathrooms, travelers appreciate scenery. Urban planners and architects collaborate to provide all of these in public transportation hubs.

Foreground/NOW by Mary Pat McGuire

Mary Pat McGuire, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, has been mapping the sand deposits underneath Chicago to make better use of the city's geology and the natural drainage systems that can more efficiently manage storm water than human-built structures. Uncovering the environmental systems that urbanization has hidden is the ongoing work of her research studio Water Lab.

Tracing You

Tracing You by Ben Grosser, who is a professor in the School of Art and Design and a researcher at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, delivers snapshots of a visitor's whereabouts when they access the project's website. Behind the scenes a program captures the geolocation associated with the IP address and finds related online resources to display that will represent the viewpoint of each user.

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