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8/12/2023 - 5/27/2024
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents Marshall Brown Projects: Dequindre Civic Academy. The exhibition will feature collages, drawings, models, and video originally commissioned for "The Architectural Imagination," U.S. Pavilion in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Marshall Brown imagines DCA as the physical manifestation of America’s motto, E pluribus unum – out of many, one. Bridging over Detroit’s Dequindre Cut, the three million square foot institution is a city within the city - dedicated to the education, well-being, and future of Detroit’s children.


Future Imperfect: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and California College of the Arts invited Marshall Brown to lecture in conjuction with his exhibition Marshall Brown Projects: Dequindre Civic Academy

The second edition of Collage and Architecture, by Jennifer A. E. Shields features Marshall Brown’s Dequindre Civic Academy.

Marshall Brown: The Architecture of Collage, opened at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. More here.
Marshall Brown presents the Kossman Lecture at the Penn State Stuckeman School. Watch the video.

3/12/21 Marshall Brown sits down with Amanda Williams for the Arts Club of Chicago to discuss their respective practices at the intersection of art and architecture. Watch the video here

1/08/2021 Marshall Brown participates in the inaugural Drawing Biennial at Western Exhibitions in Chicago
10/5/2020 Carnegie Mellon welcomes Marshall Brown to open their fall 2020 lecture series

4/16/2020 Places Journal published their second installment of "Field Notes on PandemicTeaching" with a submission by Marshall Brown

1/24/2020 Marshall Brown lectured for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

1/17/2020 Marshall Brown was in conversation with Tatiana Bilbao and Joseph Becker at the FOG Art and Design fair in San Francisco. Watch the video here.

11/18/2019 The Ziggurat is now on view as part of the permanent collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum

10/21/2019 Marshall Brown lectured at University of Texas Arlington

4/20/2019 Marshall Brown was featured in the IdeasCity New Orleans public festival

3/25/19 RECURRENT VISIONS: The Architecture of Marshall Brown Projects opened at Princeton University

10/23/18 Marshall Brown shared his views on connected and autonomous urbanism at the C2Smart symposium in New York. Read more here.

9/7/18 Marshall Brown participated in a panel discussing the documentary film, Land Grab, at the University of Kentucky.

8/29/18 NEWCITY conducts an interview with Marshall Brown as he departs Chicago for Princeton.

7/1/2018 Marshall Brown has joined PRINCETON UNIVERSITY as Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of CAUI: Center for Architecture, Urbanism, Infrastructure

7/1/2018 The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago has acquired three collages from the Chimera series.

6/1/2018 Marshall Brown spoke at Transport Chicago about Driverless Cities

3/28/2018 The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion, a new book by Interboro Partners, features an entry by Marshall Brown on Planned Unit Developments

11/3/2017 Architect Magazine interviews Marshall Brown in it's most recent issue.

10/24/17 Marshall Brown spoke about Microregions at the University of Toronto for the Third Coast Atlas book release

9/28/2017 Marshall Brown appears in an ArchDaily feature video on the Chicago Architecture Biennial

9/14/17 The Chicago Architectural Biennial Opened this week featuring collage works by Marshall Brown.  

7/1/2017 Western Exhibitions Gallery in Chicago is now representing Marshall Brown as one of their artists

2/25/17 WGN Radio interviews Marshall Brown about the IIT Driverless City Project. Listen here.

2/11/17 The Architectural Imagination exhibition opened at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, featuring MBPRO'S Dequindre Civic Academy

11/28/16 The Center for Architecture in New York hosted a conversation between Cynthia Davidson and Marshall Brown about "The Architectural Imagination," U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

10/13/16 Marshall Brown lectured at Princeton University School of Architecture on "The Architecture of Creative Miscegenation." Watch the video here.

7/26/16 Newcity coverage of MBPRO's Ziggurat at the Arts Club of Chicago

7/12/2016 MBPRO'S Ziggurat at the Arts Club of Chicago featured on WTTW's Chicago Tonight

5/30/2016 Look inside the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale on ArchDaily

5/27/2016 MBPRO presents to Ambassador John Phillips at the Venice Biennale on Fox 2 Detroit

4/28/2016 The Ziggurat garden folly opened at the Arts Club of Chicago

4/6/4016 Wired Magazine covers the Driverless City Project at IIT

1/19/2016 Just Announced, Marshall Brown will present Chimera, an exhibition of collages at Western Exhibitions gallery in Chicago, opening May 14, 2016 5-8pm. more info
Photo by Michelle Litvin

10/11/2015 Marshall Brown gave the keynote lecture for the Ohio Valley AIA convention

6/26/15 "Endgame: An Open Letter to the Guggenheim Helsinki Finalists" published in the Architect's Newspaper

5/27/15 The Graham Foundation for Advance Studies in the Fine Arts has given a grant to Marshall Brown Projects for continuing work on Smooth Growth® Urban Design

12/29/14 Marshall Brown's Op-Ed "Kick the Architectural Competition Habit" is one of the Architect's Newspaper 2014 Year in Review Top Picks.

10/27/14 Marshall Brown closes out Auburn University's Fall Lecture Series

10/20/14 "Difficult Territory",The introduction to Journal of Architectural Education's new issue on "Building Modern Africa" written by Marshall Brown

7/3/14 Marshall Brown quoted in Chris Bentley's Obama Library editorial in The Architect's Newspaper

6/25/14 Marshall Brown spoke at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's City of Tomorrow symposium in Hamburg

4/5/14 Marshall Brown's work on the Obama Presidential Library with graduate students at IIT is discussed in the Chicago Tribune

11/10/13 SMOOTH GROWTH® Urban Design covered by Crain's Chicago Business in a story about the new Cook County Land Bank Authority. Watch video here.

Marshall Brown’s collages are featured in
Exhibition X, “a loose examination of collage strategies and techniques across a range of media. Rather than organizing the exhibition from a particular thematic point of view, the curators opted for a messier, open-ended approach to bringing work together under one building . . . Exhibition X leans into physicality, celebrating the objectness of the object. This is what emerges from artists pasting and assembling pieces of this and elements of that into something that resembles a whole idea.”

Marshall Brown joined anthropologists Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús and Laurence Ralph for an evening of talks and challenging discussion on security and public space at the University of Tokyo. Marshall Brown presented his innovative master plan concept, Smooth Growth Urbanism, originally developed as an antidote to abandonment on Chicago’s South Side.

Mashall Brown: Remastériser
For his fourth solo show at Western Exhibitions, Remastériser, Marshall Brown dissects images by contemporary architectural photographers and artists who take architecture as their subject, using the disruptive properties of collage and montage to create new forms, spaces, and narratives. The show opens on Friday, April 28 with a public reception from 5 to 8pm, and will run through June 17, 2023. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm. More here.

Marshall Brown and New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Lethem shared conversation about collage and other encounters at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Watch the video.
Charles Waldheim interviews Marshall Brown for Harvards podcast, Future of the American City. Listen here. 3/19/2021 Marshall Brown in conversation about the Power of Description for Manifest Journal of the Americas. Watch the video here.

2/17/2021 Manifest: A Journal of the Americas Issue #3 is out, featuring "The New Country," a fiction in free verse by Marshall Brown

10/26/2020 "Collage Is...Collage Ain't" was the title of Marshall Brown's lecture at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Watch the recording here.

8/19/2020 Marshall Brown will be the 2020 Walton Family Distinguished Critic at the Catholic University of America. Read more here.

6/30/2020 Collages by Marshall Brown are featured in A Space Problem, a new exhibition in Mies van der Rohe's McCormick house at the Elmhurst Art Musuem. Find out more here.

12/11/2019 Marshall Brown's writing and projects featured in Authorship, the first edition of Princeton's Discourse, A Series on Architecture

11/8/2019 Marshall Brown presented at the ACSA Administrators' Conference on "Emerging Models of Individual and Collaborative Research"

6/1/2019 Archinect reviews new collage work by Marshall Brown for a new show at Western Exhibitions in Chicago

3/15/19 The Dequindre Civic Academy is featured on the cover of SFMOMA's member magazine

1/19/19 Marshall Brown participated in University of Toronto's Urban IQ Test symposium

10/8/18 Marshall Brown delivered a lecture on interdisciplinary practice at the New Jersey Institute of Technology titled "Whatever is Worth Doing"

7/6/2018 Marshall Brown appeared in the PBS documentary Ten Streets that Changed America.

7/1/2018 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has acquired Marshall Brown's Dequindre Civic Academy project from the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

6/3/2018 Forbes.com quotes Marshall Brown's challenge to reduce paving by leveraging driverless technology

3/28/2018 Marshall Brown predicts a driverless renaissance for the great American road trip in the current issue of GENPOP

12/7/17 Marshall Brown moderated a panel at Design Miami featuring designer Dozie Kanu, artist Torkwase Dyson, and artist Hank Willis Thomas.

11/9/2017 Marshall Brown and the IIT Driverless City Project are featured in this week's New York Times Magazine!

10/31/2017 The Driverless City, a research project led by Marshall Brown at Illinois Institute of Technology, just launched its website. See the future of urbanism and infrastructure here

10/12/17 "The Hard and the Soft" was the title of Marshall Brown's lecture at Rhode Island School of Design

9/16/17 Cynthia Davidson and Marshall Brown presented "The Architectural Imagination" at EXPO Chicago

7/14/17 The Architectural Imagination opened at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, including the Dequindre Civic Academy by Marshall Brown Projects. Read more here.

6/27/2017 Marshall Brown featured as a designer pick in the Metropolis Chicago Design Guide 2017

5/24/2017 The Chicago Tribune interviews Marshall Brown on urban transportation in the age of driverless cars

2/18/17 Marshall Brown's research at IIT on Driverless Cities was covered in the Chicago Tribune

11/12/16 Marshall Brown lectured at the Art Institute of Chicago for the Chicago Humanities Festival

8/3/16 Marshall Brown interviewed by Chicago Magazine

6/14/2016 MBPRO and the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale featured in Smithsonian.com

6/5/2016 The Architectural Imagination, Venice Biennale U.S. Pavilion catalog (Log 37), is now available. Get your copy.

5/20/2016 Video feature on the Ziggurat at the Arts Club of Chicago watch here

5/2/2016 MBPRO's work for the Venice Architecture Biennale is previewed with other projects from the U.S. Pavilion in Architectural Record

4/19/2016 Marshall Brown contributes to "Ten Towns that Changed America" on public television. Watch here

4/2016 Monocle magazine covers MBPRO as part of Chicago's " Return to Splendour"

10/19/2015 round one of the inaugural IIT Nayar Prize awarded to Marshall Brown and team for their Driverless City Project

8/27/2015 VENICE BIENNALE 2016! Marshall Brown Projects chosen to exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion Read more at the Architect's Newspaper

6/4/15 Video from Harvard's Design Competition Conference is online, featuring Marshall Brown as a speaker on "Design Competitions Now." Watch the video from the panel here. Brown's talk begins at 1:00:42.

5/13/15 Recent news on the Obama Presidential Library features Marshall Brown Projects

4/14/15 Marshall Brown Projects selected to participate in the First Chicago Architecture Biennial. Read about it in the Chicago Tribune.

2/28/15 Marshall Brown spoke in the "Fictions of the Ordinary" panel at the University of Toronto After Empirical Urbanism Conference

10/11/14 Marshall Brown lectures at the Urban Futures conference in Lisbon, Portugal

7/7/14 New works on paper: "Chimera"

7/1/14 Marshall Brown appears in Chicago Magazine's July Issue

5/1/14 Marshall Brown's essay on the forthcoming Obama Library is in Metropolis Magazine

3/6/14 Marshall Brown critiques the architectural competition industry in The Architect's Newspaper

11/11/13 Chicago Tonight features Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer in conversation with Marshall Brown about the Cook County Land Bank and SMOOTH GROWTH®.
Watch here.

11/9/13 Marshall Brown lectured at the Future Cities/Livable Futures conference at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati

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