Fire Circle

About the project

We are grateful for the support received from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. and Dr. Isabel L. Bader that is funding The Electa Quinney Institute work with with Studio:Indigenous  to create a site for celebrating and reflecting on our connection to the place where we live in the form of a Fire Circle on campus located on the green between Chapman and Enderis.

Proposed Location


Arial photo of the green area on the UWM campus between Enderis Hall, Chapman Hall and Sandburg Hall.
This aerial photo shows the proposed location of the fire circle (red) illustrating how much space would be taken if 100 people (white dots) where there for an event.

Draft Design

Here is an early draft illustration of the design created by UWM’s own Chris Cornelius (School of Architecture and Urban Design) and the founder of Studio:Indigenous.

Survey Still Open

We are asking for input from members of the UWM community, citizens of the greater Milwaukee area, and those who identify as indigenous stewards of land and water in the Great Lakes Watershed. We thank you in advance for taking time to share your thoughts.
Wāēwāēnen, Miigwech, Migwetth, Wa’įniginąp šąną and Yaw^ko.