Wednesday, April 5 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm
Elvehjem L160
Online at Zoom:

Norman Teague is a designer, educator, and founder of Norman Teague Design Studios who focuses on the complexity of urbanism and the culture of communities. He specializes in custom furniture design and designed objects that deliver a personal touch and/or function. Past projects have included consumer products, public sculpture, performances, and designed spaces. He takes pride in working within communities that offer ethical returns and human-centered exchanges.

Teague has participated in exhibitions and discussions at Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Documenta 13, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Hyde Park Art Center. He and Fo Wilson co-founded blkHaUS studios to work on collaborative projects like Sounding BronzevilleConnect Hyde Park, and South Shore and Back Alley Jazz. Teague was awarded the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists in 2015. Teague has worked with notable collaborators such as Theaster Gates, and acted as a consultant on The Barack Obama Presidential Center with the firm Ralph Applebaum. His work was in the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial. In addition to his studio practices, Teague is a professor in the school of industrial design at University of Illinois Chicago. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Columbia College Chicago.