Aspen Ideas Festival presents: Creative Genius, Derived from Nature, Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO (2017)

Perhaps it is because of her exceptional, inspiring approach to linking geography, environment, and community in her work that Chicago architect Jeanne Gang is one of the most celebrated architects in her adopted city of Chicago. Touted as being bold, ingenious, and courageous in her work, Gang employs the best of nature and a sustainable practice throughout the structures she creates, whether for museums, boardwalks, or skyscraping apartments. “Through architecture, we can do much more than create buildings,” Gang says in her 2017 TED talk. “We can help steady this planet we all share.” In this session, Paula Crown sat down with Jeanne Gang and they discuss her philosophy and compelling approach to the opportunities for architecture in a world increasingly challenged by nature.