We Built this City - Chicago


Team: Clare Lyster, Bonnie Dempsey and David Sullivan (Dyehouse Films), Nathalie Weadick and Rachel Gallagher (IAF), Kevin Harrington, Ellen Skerrit, Rich Lindberg and John Ronan
Client: Irish Design 2015


A ten-minute documentary narrated by Clare, that highlights the contributions of the Irish in building the Midwestern metropolis beginning with the construction of the 96 mile, I+M canal (1848), that linked the Chicago River to the Illinois River. Produced with the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and filmmakers Bonnie Dempsey and David O'Sullivan (Dyehouse Films). Curated by Nathalie Weadick, Director of the IAF, assisted by Rachel Gallagher, in collaboration with Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) and the Office of the Minister for Diaspora Affairs of Ireland.

Watch the film here: https://vimeo.com/145636793


Clare Lyster Urbanism and Architecture (CLUAA) 2018 — Chicago, Illinois