April 20 - June 8, 2007

SuperOrg

Lisa Norton (Chicago, IL), Frances Whitehead (Chicago, IL)

Part of SWAP

SuperOrg

SuperOrg  Frances Whitehead with Lisa Norton | 2007 | Photography Documentation Jerry Mann

SuperOrg

SuperOrg  Frances Whitehead with Lisa Norton | 2007 | Photography Documentation Jerry Mann

superorg.net , a term inspired by the new scientific category of "superorganism," is an organism made of interdependent and cooperating entities. These entities encapsulate the idea that positive and lasting ecological changes must begin by considering the entire region from the standpoint of interdependent systems. Conceived by Frances Whitehead and Lisa Norton in response to the Towpath Trail Extension Initiative, superorg.net is an experimental model for public planning processes that includes artists as key members. This project proposes possible futures for the larger region and the Cuyahoga River Valley including its economic, industrial, cultural, and environmental vitality.

About the Artists

Lisa Norton

(http://www.saic.edu)Lisa Norton earned her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art (1985) and MFA degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art (1987). In 2011, she participated in "Design Action, Leadership & the Future", a public educational event designed to cultivate nascent yet emerging approaches to design futures far beyond and critical of... go to artist page

Frances Whitehead

Frances Whitehead earned her BFA from East Carolina University (1975) and her MFA from Northern Illinois University (1978). She is a professor of sculpture at The School of Art Institute of Chicago and the founder of ArtEtal Studio. She is the recipient of awards from the Tiffany Foundation, the NEA,... go to artist page

Sign Up Never miss our goings-on. Sign up for our email.

Share This

Photo Gallery

1 of 22