After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a Master’s degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
It was here at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was introduced to their curriculum that was built from the notions of Bauhaus, which was originally established by Mies van der Rohe, that he learned how to converge the fields of arts, craft, and design.
Those notions merged with contemporary culture make up his inter-disciplinary practice today; stemming from his last 15 years, which is summarized below.
The immediate and improvised nature of the COVID shutdown in the spring of 2020 did not only bring to light systemic justice problems, but created new ones too. One such is the accelerated digitization of the judicial system. This session of the New Spaces of Justice workshop addresses real-time challenges faced by the courts and its users and rethink analog and virtual court infrastructures, buildings, symbols and artifacts through a human-centered lens.
Part 1 The Case for Law, Architecture & Paradisciplinary Design
Part 2 Five Case Studies
Part 3 Virgil Abloh in conversation with Clemens A. Landau, the presiding judge of Utah’s Salt Lake City Justice Court
New Spaces of Justice multidisciplinary workshop between Nóra Al Haider (the Legal Design Lab at Stanford University), Oana Stănescu (OS Studio) and Virgil Abloh.