We acknowledge that we are situated on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok, the Peoples of the Waters that Are Never Still.

We recognize that there is a history to this land that is older than we are and pay honor and respect to this history and to the Elders, past, present, and future.



Chris Cornelius in Conversation with Candice Hopkins at Forge Project

August 21, 2021

Architect, educator, founding principal of studio:indigenous, and Forge Project 2021 Fellow Chris Cornelius will join Forge Project Executive Director Candice Hopkins for a conversation about Indigenous architecture, and how he approaches it in his own practice. Through both his work with studio:indigenous and his teaching, Cornelius has helped to develop and articulate an approach that doesn’t simply reproduce traditional methods, but expresses Indigenous worldviews and experiences through new architectural forms and functions. 

The conversation will take place at Forge Project on August 21 at 5 PM. Please RSVP to stephanie@forgeproject.com. For guests’ safety, masks will be required, and attendance is limited.

While the event is free and open to the public, we strongly suggest donations to: Honor The Earth: Stop Line 3 and the Stockbridge Munsee Community.

Chris Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design practice serving Indigenous clients. Cornelius was a collaborating designer with Antoine Predock on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the inaugural Miller Prize from Exhibit Columbus, a 2018 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Award, and an artist residency from the National Museum of the American Indian. Cornelius has been exhibited widely including the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is the Spring 2021, Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University.