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05 07 23
Clare presents “Cloud Adjacencies” at the symposium, Urbanism After Data at the University of Virginia,

01 10 23
Clare publishes “Metabolic Hybrids” in The Pandemic Effect: Ninety Experts on Immunizing the Built Environment, edited by Blaine Brownell. (Princeton Architectural Press, 2023), 132-133.

12 08 22
Clare presents Farm Life at IAF Housing Unlocked, Talk #3: Housing Futures, The Science Gallery Dublin, Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin.

11 02 22
Clare presents the outcomes of the year-long faculty led seminar and studio project at UIC SoA titled, “Hot Farms: How Emails Grow Tomatoes”,  The SOM Foundation Research Prize 2019 with respondents, Marina Ortero and Victor Munoz.

06 01 22
Clare delivers a lunchtime presentation titled, The Architecture of the Cloud at the The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E Ontario St, Chicago, June 1 @ 11:30am.

05 20 22
Clare receives a Creative Activity Award 2.0 from the UIC OVCR for the research and forthcoming publication, Future Farm Form (ACTAR 2024).

05 06 22
ACTAR via Urban Next releases a second short movie featuring ANNEX’s, States of Entanglement: Data in the Irish Landscape.

01 26 22
Entanglement, The Irish Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale curated by ANNEX opens at Transmediale 2022. 

12 02 21
Book Launch for ANNEX, States of Entanglement: Data in the Irish Landscape at The Dublin Arts Book Fair, Temple Bar Studios and Gallery, Dublin @ 6:30pm. In Person. 

12 01 21
ACTAR via Urban Next releases a short movie featuring ANNEX’s, States of Entanglement: Data in the Irish Landscape.

11 09 21
CLUAA, “Recent Work”, lunctime lecture, University College Dublin, November 02 2021.

10 21 21        
“Entanglement”, presentation and panel discussion, V+A Dundee, (Clare Lyster with Fiona Mc Dermott / ANNEX), October 21 2021.

09 25 21
Clare is a panelist at “Platform Urbanism”, with Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer, curators of the Austrian Pavilion, 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, September 25 2021.

09 24 21          
Clare is a panelist at “Architecture as Measure” by Neyran Turan, curator of the Turkish Pavilion, 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, September 24 2021.

09 17 21        
“Entanglement”, presentation and panel discussion, (with ANNEX), RIAI, Dublin, September 17 2021.

05 21 21          
Entanglement, The Irish Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale curated by ANNEX opens (finally!). A thousand thanks to everyone involved. 

05 16 21
ANNEX, States of Entanglement: Data in the Irish Landscape is published and is shipped to Venice for the opening of the Architecure Biennale.

03 29 21          
Clare presents, “Research as Practice”, Queens University Belfast, March 29 2021

10 22 20         
CLUAA, “Recent Work”, public lecture, South Dakota State University, October 22 2020 @ 6pm.

08 12 20          
Clare presents, “Platform City”, online presentation, Infrastructure Now, AIA New York, August 12 2020. 

05 01 20
Clare presents, “3 Exhibitions”, The New School, New York, May 1 2020

03 20 20         
Clare presents, “Platform Urbanism”, George Brown University, Toronto, March 20 2020.

03 01 20
Clare is one of two recepients of The SOM Foundation Research Prize 2019 for a proposal titled, Hot Farms: How Emails Grow Tomatoes, a faculty-led design research project to be conducted at the UIC School of Architecture in 2020/21. 

02 24 20         
Clare presents, “Water and Design”, Great Lakes Histories, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan, February 24 2020

11 13 19         
Clare moderates “Collective Form”, Wednesday Episode, UIC School of Architecture, November 13 2019 @1pm.

10 25 19
CLUAA’s Winterwaterway: Adaptive Reuse of The Erie Canal wins a Chicago AIA Design Excellence Award.

10 11 19

Clare is one of the panelists at the IAF’s, Open House 2019, Big Debate--What Kind of City Do You Want? Friday Oct. 11 @ 6:30pm in the Trinity Business School, Pearse St., Dublin.

08 10 19
Clare is part of the collective, ANNEX selected to curate and produce the Irish pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.’s_representation_at_the_17th_Biennale_Architettura_in_2020.html

05 21 19
Clare is invited to contribute to "Machine of Loving Grace: Stories of a Cybernetic Ecology",  a transdisciplinary research on the new rising human-less geographies driven by complex and automated technological protocols, at Teatro Ringhiera in Milan from 20th till 26th of May 2019. Part of Milano Architecure Week 2019, sponsored by Politecnico di Milano, Triennale di Milano and Milan Municipality, as well as

04 26 19
Clare is awarded the UIC CADA Distinguished Faculty Award for 2019-2021.

02 22 19
Clare to participate in the panel, “The Urbanism of E-Commerce” at the Resilient Futures Urbanism Symposium at UIUC on Feb 21 and 22. Organized and moderated by Conor O’Shea.

01 16 19
Clare’s essay, “Territories of Equivalence” is published in Footprint, Vol. 12 | Number 2,  Architecure of Logistics, Edited by Negar Sanaan and Franceso Marullo. 

01 11 19
Clare’s essay, “Disciplinary Hybrids: Retail Landscapes of the Post Human City” is published in Machine Landscapes: Architecture of the Post Anthropocene, AD Vol. 89 issue 1, Edited by Liam Young.

10 29 18
Clare to participate in the CAPPA Lecture to celebrate the launch of Chasing The City. Eds., Joshua Nason and Jeffrey Nesbit, [London:Routledge, 2018]. CAPPA Building 204, University of Texas, Arlington @ 4:00pm

10 15 18
Clare to give a public lecture on recent work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Klai Juba Wald Lecture Series, Paul B. Sogg Architecture Building, @ 5:30pm.

10 01 18
Clare’s essay, “Everything is Moving” is published in Dirty Furniture Issue 4 CLOSET

09 16 18
“Winterwaterway”, CLUAA’s phase 2 proposal for Reimagine The Canals, an international competition to rethink the Erie Canal and sponspred by NYPA (New York Planning Authority) is on view for public comment. Check it out.  

09 09 18
CLUAA’s “Kit of Patents: Terminal for the Digital Nomad” on view at The V&A Museum as part of The London Design Festival, Sept. from 15th – 23rd Sept, and later at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam from 16th – 29th Oct.

05 03 18
CLUAA’s “Kit of Patents: Terminal for the Digital Nomad” selected for Matthew Stewart and Jane Chew's, Institute of Patent Infringement exhibit titled, Patent in the Dutch Pavilion at the upcoming Venice Biennale. 

04 22 18
CLUAA included in one of the six finalist teams for Future Campus-University College Dublin International Design Competition with John Ronan Architects (Lead); ARUP and Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture.

04 10 18
CLUAA named one of 6 selected finalists in Reimagine The Canals, an international competition to rethink the Erie Canal in NY, with John Ronan Architects and Urban Engineers.

04 06 18
Clare to present at the Sawyer Seminar Symposium on Urban Art, Urban Form, And the Network: Data, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago, 2pm -5pm.

11 06 17
Third Coast Atlas in Ann Arbor at the Tubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Lecture and discussion, Art and Architecture Auditorium, 6pm-8pm,

10 24 17
Third Coast Atlas in Toronto. Conference and Book Presentation at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, 1 Spadina Crescent, from 3:30-7:30pm,

10 19 17
Clare to present Third Coast Atlas at the UWM National Water Conference, Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, 1:30pm-3:30pm.

10 10 17
Clare is the Gillmor Lecturer at the University of Calgary and will teach a 4 day workshop titled, Logistical Gizmos / Logistical Territories.

10 03 17
Third Coast Atlas is at the GSD, Harvard University. Book Presentation and Panel @12pm. Video available here:

09 27 17
Third Coast Atlas is here. Book launch and panel at the Graham Foundation, Chicago from 6pm-8pm,

09 01 17 Clare invited to exhibit at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017,

06 22 17
Learning From Logistics is reviewed by Mariana Mogilevich, The Architectural League, Urban Omnibus,

06 22 17
Learning From Logistics, book talk at Pro qm bookstore in Berlin, June 22 @ 8:30pm.

04 05 17 Learning from Logistics: Research, Write + Design, public lecture by Clare at MIT Dept. of Urban Planning, part of the CDD Wednesday Designing Practice Series @ 6:30pm.

04 04 17 Clare to speak at the panel Re:Industrial City, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tuesday April 4, 4:15pm-5:45pm, SAIC Ballroom, 2nd floor, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

03 01 17 CLUAA moves into new space @ 8 S. Michigan Ave, #2018.

02 07 17 The Logistical City, a workshop and symposium organized by Clare and sponsored by the Institute of Humanities at UIC will take place at Stevenson Hall, 701 S. Morgan (lwr level), Tuesday Feb 7 from 9:00am-5:30pm.

01 12 17 Storefront for Art and Architecture's, Letters To The Mayor Lisbon, in conjunction with The Lisbon Triennale is now available, mayor/ utm_content=buffer175a0&utm_medium=social&

01 10 17 "Storage Flows: Logistics as Urban Choreography", an essay by Clare is published in Harvard Design Magazine #43, Shelf Life,

11 15 16 Logistics, Flow and Contemporary Urbanism, book talk and discussion with Keller Easterling, Jesse Le Cavalier and Clare Lyster at Cabinet Magazine, Brooklyn, New York, 7- 9pm,

11 10 16 Learning From Logistics,Urban Metabolism Lecture, Harvard University GSD, Gund Hall, 109 @ 6:30pm,

10 28 16 Clare to give a public lecture on LfL at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 4:30pm

10 19 16 "Third Coast Atlas", book preview and talk, IAAC Barcelona, October 19 @ 1:30pm,

10 06 16 "Third Coast Atlas", book preview and talk w/ Charles Waldheim followed by a panel discussion, Kent State University, CUDC Future City Sessions, October 6 @ 5:30pm,

09 30 16 "The Network is the Meaning", an essay by Clare is published in Fresh Meat VIII, launch party @ 5:30pm, UIC Gallery 3100, A+D Studios, and

09 30 16 Panel and Book Launch for Learning From Logistics at CCA (San Francisco), 6pm-8pm,

05 26 16 Clare to participate in The World in Our Eyes, an exhibition on urban research curated by FIG Projects at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Oct 5-Dec 11 2016,

05 24 16 Airscape, CLUAA's speculative proposal for a public park on the periphery of O'Hare Airport is featured in 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), 224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago. Exhibition curated by Urbanlab and runs through December 2016,

05 03 16 Clare to present at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, as part of the Definition Series. The topic of the session is Infrastructure, curated by Laura Herman, May 3 from 7pm - 9pm.

04 25 16 Short Talk, Reception and Book Launch for Learning From Logistics, UIC SoA, Gallery 3100, 5:30pm - 7:00pm,

04 07 16 Clare to participate in Infrastructure Space: The LafargeHolcim Foundation International Symposium, Wayne State University, Detroit, April 7-9, 2016,

03 23 16 "Logistical Hijack", an eassy by Clare is published in Volume #47: The System*: 61-65,

03 10 15 Clare to lecture at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Sessions Series. March 10 @ 12:30pm,

02 22 16 Clare's book, Learning From Logistics: How Networks Change Our Cities is published by Birkhauser. Thanks to everyone involved including: Ria Stein, Jayne Kelley, Luke Bulman, Camille Sacha Salvador and Patrick Finn. Purchase details to follow, meanwhile here is a sneak peak,

01 29 16 An interview with Clare by Gary Wisby about the film "We Built This City: Chicago" is published in the UIC News,

12 23 15 “Landscapes of Exchange: Re-articulating Site" has been included in Urban Landscape: Critical Concepts in the Built Environment, Vol.1, edited by Anita Berrizbeitia, 324-336. (London: Routledge, 2015). The chapter was originally published in The Landscape Urbanism Reader, edited by Charles Waldheim (PA Press, 2006). Thanks to everyone involved.

12 02 15 "We Built This City:Chicago" is featured in world-architects,

11 23 15 "We Built This City: Chicago" is featured in The Irish Times in an article written by Chicago historian Ellen Skerret, who also participates in the film,

11 10 15 Clare has collaborated with Bonnie Dempsey and David Sullivan of Dyehouse Films, an Irish film company, to narrate a short film titled, "We Built This City:Chicago", which will be featured at a live panel discussion exploring the role of the Irish community in the development of the city. November 10 2015, 7pm-9pm @ The Arts Club, 201 E Ontario Street, Chicago. In conjunction with the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and ID 2015.

04 18 15 Clare invited to speak as General Respondent at the SAH Chicago Seminar: Magnitudes of Change - Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment. 68th Annual SAH Conference in Chicago, Gratz Center, 126 E Chestnut St., from 9:30am-12:30pm.

04 16 15 Clare is a panelist on the University of Pennsylvania's roundtable discussion on the role of architectural history in a design curriculum, with David Brownlee, Daniel Barber and Diane Harris. Supported by the Mellon Foundation. 68th Annual SAH Conference in Chicago, Bulls Head, from 1:15pm-3:45pm.

01 28 15 "HIgh-Tech Hot Tub", a proposal by Clare to occupy the site of the Chicago Spire is published in Chicago Magazine.

09 01 14 "The Logistical Figure" an essay by Clare previously published in Cabinet (Issue 47) is reprinted in the Utne Reader, #184, Fall 2014, pp:35-41

07 04 14 Clare to present at Urban Routines a 2 day international conference and panel at The Strelka Institute, Moscow. Strelka Institute Courtyard, July 3 @ 11am-9pm and July 4 @ 12:00pm -7:30pm.

06 29 14 Clare is interviewed by Daniele Belleri of the Strelka Institute as part of Strelka's Future Urbanism Series. "Virtual, Not So Virtual" is online at The interview has also been published in the Russian magazine Slon.

05 15 14 Clare is awarded a production grant from the Graham Foundation for the publication, Learning From Logistics [Birkhauser].

04 25 14 Instruments For Urban Production, a panel focusing on new platforms for the production of urban ideas. Friday April 25th, 6-8pm at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF). Followed by a reception and book launch for The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Eds., Neeraj Bhatia and Mary Casper. Free and open to the public.

04 14 14 "Urbanism After Geography: The Network is Context", an essay by Clare is published in MONU #20: GEOGRAPHICAL URBANISM, 118-113.

11 22 13 Clare presents "20 /20" at Rapid Fire Faculty a series of short presentations at UIC SoA, curated by R.E. Somol.

11 04 13 "On Demand Urbanism: Learning from Amazon", a chapter by Clare is published in Petropolis of Tomorrow, eds., Neeraj Bhatia and Mary Casper (Barcelona: ACTAR 2013), pp:406-423

09 26 13 “Infrastructural Cartography: Drawing the Space of Flows”, a chapter by Clare is published in Landscapes of Mobility, eds., Airjit Sen and Jennifer Johung (London:Ashgate 2013), pp:237-253

07 25 13 “The Future of Mobility: Greening the Airport”, an essay written by Clare is published in Places Journal.

04 18 13 Clare is an invited panelist at the launch of The Mediterranean, the latest issue in Harvard University's journal series, New Geographies and edited by Antonio Petrov (U of Texas/San Antonio). Graham Foundation, Chicago @ 6:30pm. Event cancelled.

03 04 13 “Drop Off City #2” and “Systemscapes” are exhibited at the 101st Annual ACSA Conference in San Francisco.

02 02 13 Clare moderates “From Outside the Discipline” at the Art Institute of Chicago. Featuring presentations by Neeraj Bhatia (Infranet/Cornell), Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang) and Kathy Velikov (U of Michigan) with respondents: Sean Keller (IIT), Paul Preissner (UIC), Jonathan Mekinda (UIC), Ellen Grimes (SAIC) and Chris Bentley (Architects Newspaper, Midwest). This event is one of two ArchiSalons run in conjunction with the exhibition Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects currently on view in the Modern Wing until Feb 24 2013.

12 12 12 Clare publishes “The Logistical Figure” in Cabinet 47, Winter 2012

11 09 12 “Pole Fields” is exhibited in Field Projections at UIC SoA, a group show featuring projects that explore “Field” as a disciplinary theme in architecture. Also included is “Field Projections” a collective media installation by faculty members: Kelly Bair, David Brown, Stewart Hicks, Clare Lyster, Andrew Moddrell, Allison Newmeyer and Xavier Vendrell. Ribbon Gallery through December 2012. Curated by Jayne E. Kelley.

11 17 12 “Kid Condenser” is one of 10 invited projects on exhibit at Future Prentice: Reconsidering an Icon. Exhibition features proposals for the re-use of Prentice Women’s Hospital by Bertrand Goldberg (1975). Chicago Architecture Foundation, through February 2013. Organized by Chicago Architecture Club and AIA Chicago.

10 26 12 Clare delivers a public lecture on recent work at the School of Architecture, University of Limerick, Ireland.

09 22 12 Clare presents “Logistical Urbanism” at Visionary Cities: Urban and Architectural Futures, a symposium organized by Alexander Eisenschmidt, Assistant Professor, UIC at the MCA, Chicago, 9:00am-6:00pm.

08 25 12 Clare publishes "Reclaiming Landscape" in Chicago Architect, August/September issue.

05 19 12 Clare presents "Anatomy of a City" at Manufactured Landscapes, a symposium organized by Julie Larsen, Assistant Professor, UIUC. 1414 N Kingsbury Street, Chicago from 1:00-6:00pm. Funded by UIUC and the Rotch Organization.

05 02 12 Clare publishes “Learning from FedEx: Strategies for the City” in Journal of Landscape Architecture (JoLA), Spring 2012

03 04 12 Clare is awarded the 2012 ACSA/AIA Housing Education Design Award at the 100th Annual ACSA Conference in Boston. Awarded with Judith K. DeJong, UIC and McLain Clutter, University of Michigan.

11 12 11 Clare exhibits "Systemscapes 3d" in Primitive Delights, a group show at UIC SOA. On view in The Ribbon Gallery through December 31.

06 15 11 "Systemscapes: Diagramming Distribution Flow" an installation by Clare opens at ShowPODS, Chicago Arts District (1900 block of Halstead St.). Features super-maps of global networks produced by Clare and by Lyndsay Pepple, Megan Connelly and Patrick Finn. On view through mid September.

03 06 11 Clare to chair a session titled "Critical Infrastructuralism" at the 99th Annual ACSA Conference in Montreal.

02 26 11 "Urban ORD: New Ecologies of Airline Flow" an article by Clare is awarded the JAE's Best Design as Scholarship Article for 2010/11.

02 09 11 Clare moderates 306090 at 10 featuring Jonathon Solomon, Founding Editor of 30690 Books, Sean Lally (UIC) and Jiminez Lai (UIC). Wednesday Episodes, UIC, room 1100 @ 2pm

12 20 10 Clare with a design proposal titled "Hybrid Ecologies for the Ring City" is one of three candidates shortlisted for the Kevin Kieran Award, a 50,000 euro prize for architectural research, awarded bi-annually by the Arts Council of Ireland.

12 05 10 Clare presents “Drop Off City” at the Space of Flows Conference, UCLA.

11 05 10 Clare Lyster and Judith K. De Jong present “Housing Pedagogy in an Architecture Curriculum” at the annual HERA conference, Portland.

11 21 10 Clare Lyster presents “Drop Off City” at Flip Your Field, ACSA West Central Conference, UIC.

11 10 10 O'Hare Super Strip is published in the Architects Newspaper, Midwest.

09 24 10 Clare delivers a public lecture titled “Infrastructural Ecologies” at University of Milwaukee, Madison, WN. 6pm.

07 05 10 Clare invited to present at Moving Design’s Call to Action, Archeworks, Chicago.

05 21 10 Clare Lyster, Charles Waldheim and Mason White launch 3rd Coast Atlas, a research initiative focusing on the urbanization, ecology and infrastructure of the Great Lakes Basin.

05 18 10 Clare is one of 16 emerging artists in the Mid-West Region featured in i4design Magazine’s, 4th annual suite 16 issue, 2010.

05 14 10 Clare is one of 3 architects awarded an Arts Research Bursary from the Irish Arts Council for research of

05 01 10 Clare publishes “New Ecologies of Airline Flow” in JAE vol. 63.2 (March 2010)

03 05 10 Clare presents “Urban ORD: Airline Infrastructure as Public Ecology” at the 2010 Annual ACSA Conference in New Orleans.

02 01 10 Clare with a proposal titled, “Critical Infrastructuralism” is selected to chair one of 23 topic sessions at the 2011 Annual ACSA Conference in Montreal, March 2011.
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