Frankie Knuckles: Architect of Dance Space


Join us, in partnership with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, for a discussion exploring the beginnings of house music and its move from private to public space with Neil Stevenson, Laura Branch, Craig Loftis, Robert Williams, and Alan King.

Frankie Knuckles was globally known as an architect of house music. Through movement and placemaking, Knuckles created spaces of freedom and joy, whether it was The Warehouse, The Power Plant, or the still ever present annual Chicago sets at some of the city’s largest venues. These dance spaces allowed people to leave the struggles of their daily lives behind, to come together, and to celebrate.

Moderated by Neil Stevenson, former Editor of Mix Mag & the Face magazine with panelists Robert Williams, former owner of The Warehouse and The Music Box; Laura Branch, renowned house music DJ; Craig Loftis, DJ and former sound engineer & interior design consultant for The Power Plant; and Alan King, lawyer by day, DJ by night .

Free and open to the public.

This program is made possible by the support of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.