EXHIBIT CURATION AND DESIGN
Odile Compagnon is an architect based in Chicago. Compagnon joined the faculty at SAIC in 1998, after teaching at Parsons Paris and the School of Architecture at UIC. Compagnon earned her degree at the Unité Pédagogique d’Architecture n°3 in 1982, also attending the University of Illinois at Chicago (1980–81) and the Istituto Universitario di Venezia in Italy as a research scholar (1982). After working with Chemetov and Huidobro in Paris, Compagnon established her own company, DMC Architectes, which undertook public commissions and created master plans for several cities. Compagnon worked with Studio Gang/O’Donnell (Chicago) from 1997 until 2000. Her work has been shown at exhibits including Speculative Chicago, Diversecity Riba (Chicago), and the Parachute Pavilion exhibition (New York). It is Compagnon’s sixth time curating the annual thesis design exhibition.
Allison Crowley is a Master of Architecture candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Before coming to SAIC, Allison served a term in the Peace Corps in Zambia, where she was an extension agent in agroforestry, AIDS prevention, and education. Allison’s background working in a firm producing glass coating components lent her a proclivity for building and design. Her interest in the field of Architecture stems directly from this experience, and she aims at a practice that will pair design feasibility with subtle stewardship of everyday life’s patterns and cycles. Her academic background is in Creative Writing and Drawing, passions she actively pursues, currently working on two book projects: one a graphic memoir and the other a narrative in miniatures. This is her first foray into the realm of curatorial and exhibition design.