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TEDx25thWard-Grant Gibson- Heroic Delight and Tragic Ends

Architect Grant Gibson tells two tales of the lives of Architect Doug Garofalo and his partner T.E. Cames and explores the impact of the media driven, consumerist 21st century impacts how firmness and commodity in architecture result in delight. Grant Gibson is a registered architect and clinical professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Along with partner T.E.Cames, Grant founded the architectural practice CAMES/gibson. The firm seeks to design environments and objects cross-pollinated with common social, political, economic interests and individual experiences and/or desires. They are openly interested in the use of form and graphics to establish authorship that challenges traditional occurrences, demands a heightened contextual awareness and creates programmatic uniqueness. Prior to founding CAMES/gibson, Grant was a project designer and manager at Garofalo Architects, where he oversaw the design and construction of a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family housing developments to small art installations to Olympic venue planning. His work with Doug Garofalo can most notably be seen in the development of Wabash Valley's Urbanscape Furniture, the Sanders Residence in Jefferson City, MO and UN Studio's Burnham Centennial Pavilion of 2009.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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