AROUND TOWN: Service Design for Underserved Populations by Library UX Chicago
Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

AROUND TOWN: Service Design for Underserved Populations by Library UX Chicago

  • ePaul University - Richardson Library (map)
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According to Higher Education Today, "the 21st century college student population is the most diverse in our nation’s history, characterized by the intersection of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, family composition, age, and economic status among others."

The people at our libraries and on our campuses look less and less like the "traditional" 18-21 year old residential college student. As a result, we need to ensure that our services and spaces meet the needs of these intersectional and traditionally underserved learners.

Join Library UX Chicago as we explore projects and strategies for meeting the diverse needs of learners including returning adults, first generation college students, and international students.

This event will include presentations from Chicago-area library colleagues along with opportunities to discuss ways you and your library are exploring issues of inclusivity and access. Light refreshments will be provided, and a happy hour will follow this event.

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HOLIDAY PARTY
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

HOLIDAY PARTY

THE Holiday Party of the season is back!  Find all of your favorite people at ONE awesome holiday party this year. Join members and friends of the Chicago Living Future Collaborative, Passive House Alliance Chicago, Illinois Green Alliance, AIA Chicago COTE, CNU Illinois, Open Architecture Collaborative, and the International Building Performance Simulation Association Chicago Chapter(CHIBPSA) for an evening of food, drinks, music and good times.

Learn a little about each organization, find ways to collaborate, and learn about how to get more involved in 2019 projects and initiatives!

Food and drinks are included in your ticket price. 

Donate to the Sustainable Living Drive

Support green and healthy living in affordable housing buildings in Chicago by making a donation to the Sustainable Living Drive. Donations will be used to purchase materials like recycling bins, LED light bulbs, and green cleaning products for residents in local affordable housing buildings. To make a donation, select the Ticket + Sustainable Living Drive option when registering. Additionally, the following donations will also be accepted on-site at THE Holiday Party:

  • LED light bulbs

  • Green cleaning products

  • Sturdy reusable bags (nylon, canvas, etc.)

  • Compostable plates, utensils, cups

  • $5 donations – there will be a Square Card Reader on-site

By making a donation to the Sustainable Living Drive, you will be entered into a raffle. You will receive your raffle ticket at the event.

 Thank you to our generous event host and sponsors! SKENDER

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New/Old—Both! Designing for Heritage and Change  by Newberry Library
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

New/Old—Both! Designing for Heritage and Change by Newberry Library

  • 60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610 (map)
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Architects Ann M. Beha and Steven G. Gerrard on the challenges of renovating historic buildings

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6 to 7 pm

Ruggles Hall  

Free and open to the public. Registration required.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

CONVERSATIONS AT THE NEWBERRY

In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Ann M. Beha and Steven G. Gerrard will present work that renews—and challenges—historic settings, in support of new programs and identity.

They will explore the recent Newberry Library renovation—its purpose, principles, and design expression—to probe the issues of change and continuity for landmark buildings.

Download a PDF flyer for this event to post and distribute, and check out a research guide to collection materials about the Newberry’s history.

Ann Beha and Steven Gerrard have been colleagues for seventeen years. Their design work is marked by its strong historical, cultural, and educational content, and its advocacy for innovative contemporary design within landmark settings. For this reason, and its many design awards, ABA has been ranked as one of the nation’s 50 leading architectural practices for eight consecutive years. Based in Boston, ABA works nationally, and now, as architects for the American Embassy in Athens, internationally.

Ann’s projects include the University of Chicago Department of Economics and Becker Friedman Institute; the master plan for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; the Center for the Humanities at Yale University; and special collections and exhibitions projects at the Newberry and the Grolier Club in New York City. Steve Gerrard’s design leadership is seen at the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Shelburne Museum, the student life and performance center at the New England Conservatory of Music, Olin Library at Washington University in Saint Louis, and, currently, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, where he leads design for a new exhibition and library building. His hands-on approach to design is marked by a love of drawing and a dedication to the craft of building. Steve was Principal Designer for the Newberry project.

Ann is a graduate of Wellesley and MIT and was a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University; Steve a graduate of Lawrence Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan. Given Chicago’s architectural legacy, and the Newberry’s remarkable staff, mission, and collections, Ann and Steve view their work at the Newberry as a particular honor.

“Conversations at the Newberry” is generously sponsored by Sue and Melvin Gray.

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AROUND TOWN-- Near North Design Day — Interactive Architecture Activity by Art on Sedgwick
Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30

AROUND TOWN-- Near North Design Day — Interactive Architecture Activity by Art on Sedgwick

  • 1408 North Sedgwick Street Chicago, IL 60610 (map)
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TROLLEY STOP & ACTIVITY CENTER FOR NEAR NORTH DESIGN DAY

Art on Sedgwick & Marshall Field Gardens Community Center

1408 & 1406 North Sedgwick Street

Chicago, IL 60610

Join us in the community center and courtyard of the historic landmark building Marshall Field Garden Apartment Homes for an interactive architecture history activity. Built in 1929 by the Marshall Field estate to house employees of the department store, this privately owned builiding now provides homes to over 3,000 people in Old Town. The workshop and art activity is lead by the historic preservation improv and storytelling artist, Jeanne Lambin.

Then hop on the trolley for fun family activities at the Chicago History Museum, Sedgwick Sculpture Studio, DePaul Art Museum, Edgar Miller Legacy, and the Newberry Library. Explore iconic Chicago design objects and interiors including Radio Flyer wagon, 1950s street photography, Edgar Miller’s handmade homes, and much more.

Artist Bio

Jeanne Lambin has performed, presented, and conducted interactive workshops and training in the US, Europe, and Asia. Her workshops have been described as “amazing,” “powerful,” and “great fun.” She is currently exploring how historic preservation, improv, and storytelling can help us collectively create better places to live, work, and play. A common thread linking all her work has been the desire to connect people to places, things, and causes that they care about and help them find the tools that they need to take meaningful action, and inspire change.

Event Time

Saturday, November 10 | 1:00PM -4:00PM


More About Near North Design Day

Presented by institutions on Chicago’s Near North Side, including the Chicago History Museum, DePaul Art Museum, Edgar Miller Legacy, and the Newberry Library, this all-ages day of exploration and hands-on activities draws on iconic Chicago design objects and interiors as inspiration—the Radio Flyer wagon, 1950s street photography, World’s Columbian Exposition postcards, Edgar Miller’s handmade homes, and much more.

This event is free and open to the public. Free trolley transportation between venues is provided.

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AROUND TOWN-- AICAD 2018 Symposium
Nov
7
to Nov 9

AROUND TOWN-- AICAD 2018 Symposium

  • 112 South Michigan Avenue (map)
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Artists/Designers/Citizens

Hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), the 2018 Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium, Artists/Designers/Citizens, takes place November 7–9, 2018, in Chicago, on the Art Institute of Chicago’s school/museum campus. Artists/Designers/Citizens positions the practice and study of art and design as central to the meaning, acts, and affinities known as citizenship.

Around the world, citizens have come together to correct historical and ongoing inequities through protesting, organizing, volunteering, standing for election, and standing up for one another with, as George Washington described it in his presidential farewell address, “jealous anxiety” for self-governance. In his own farewell address, Barack Obama built upon this notion, saying, “It falls on each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy…. Because for all our differences, we all share the same proud title: Citizen.” As the premier consortium of art and design educators in North America, AICAD’s member schools are well-positioned to reveal the diverse ways that creative practices can offer ways of seeing, intervening, and belonging as a citizen.

Artists/Designers/Citizens seeks to define values, share strategies, and set goals for being a citizen artist, a role that SAIC President Elissa Tenny says, “is not about possessing a particular nationality. Rather, being a citizen artist is about the interconnectedness of people and an acknowledgment that the work of the studio and classroom is not discrete from the world at large. Citizen artists recognize that their contributions to art, design, and scholarship can reflect society back to itself, withstand injustice and oppression, innovate new ways of being, and show humanity a path forward.”

The 2018 AICAD Symposium will see presentations from AICAD schools’ constituencies that reflect and develop the themes of Artists/Designers/Citizens. A special emphasis is placed on exploring how a range of practices—from the most solo, studio-based practices to the most community-based collaborations—contribute to notions of citizenship. Programming will include performances, field trips, interventions, and other experiences.

Artists/Designers/Citizens also serves as the North American component of Dimensions of Citizenship, an exhibition commissioned by SAIC and the University of Chicago for the US Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice.


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AROUND TOWN: The Designs of African American Life
Nov
2
to Nov 3

AROUND TOWN: The Designs of African American Life

African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and the Politics of Race. The reception immediately follows the opening keynote for the related symposium, The Designs of African American Life, taking place November 2-3.

And while you’re in the neighborhood, head across the street to Expo 72 for a celebration the opening of Keep Moving: Designing Chicago’s Bicycle Culturepresented by the Design Museum of Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public.

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AROUND TOWN: Overgrown: Practice between Landscape Architecture and Gardening JULIAN RAXWORTHY
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

AROUND TOWN: Overgrown: Practice between Landscape Architecture and Gardening JULIAN RAXWORTHY

Landscape architecture has a fraught relationship with gardening, despite having developed from it via landscape gardening, as it has sought professionalization by becoming more architectural. Raxworthy argues that as landscape architecture has become more representational it has lost touch with maintenance tools in gardening that allow for the optimization of the properties of change that landscape materials like plants have, such as growth. Here, Raxworthy presents an overview of his latest book, Overgrown: Practice between Landscape Architecture and Gardeningwhich was supported by a Graham Foundation grant in 2016 and published by MIT Press in 2018. The book advances a new model for plant form: "the viridic”—from the Latin for green, virent, and growth, viridesco—a landscape equivalent of the tectonic, which has been undertheorized in landscape architecture, and encourages the discipline to engage directly with the garden. 

Julian Raxworthy, PhD, is an Australian landscape architect, and teaches in the Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Design programs at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was a recipient of a Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts grant for his book Overgrown: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening, published by The MIT Press in Fall 2018.

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AROUND TOWN -- In a Rapidly Changing World, Who Is a Designer?
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

AROUND TOWN -- In a Rapidly Changing World, Who Is a Designer?

Description

Imagine a world where everyone is a designer. The key aspects of design - empathy, user research, prototyping, and implementation - had become common practice to make social impact.

Would we need designers if everyone practiced design?

Join Design for America Alumni + Friends for a dynamic conversation delving into the changing role of design and how to maintain quality as the meaning of the discipline shifts. In this time of rapid change, panelists from diverse backgrounds will debate the obstacles of scaling design-thinking and implications for impact as the practice of design spreads.

Panelists

Gabrielle Lyon, Vice President Education and Experience at Chicago Architecture Center
Jason Kunesh, Design Director at the City of Chicago 
Vernon Lockhart, Principal at Project Osmosis and Art on the Loose Inc.
Jennifer Brandel, CEO and Founder at Hearken

Special Thanks

Our gracious hosts; Savage Smyth is Chicago’s creative event venue where innovators across all fields can connect, create, and foster their own experiences.

Experience design by Rich Alapack of we all live here

This event is part of Chicago Design Week, seven days worth of programming and events dedicated to a close examination of the fluid and evolving state of design and the role it plays in society.

Questions or concerns or special considerations for attending, contact lexi@designforamerica.com

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CHICAGO DESIGN WEEK 2018 OCTOBER 27—NOVEMBER 3
Oct
27
to Nov 3

CHICAGO DESIGN WEEK 2018 OCTOBER 27—NOVEMBER 3

THE EVOLVING STATE OF DESIGN

As the world around us evolves at an ever-quickening pace, design is becoming an increasingly fluid pursuit. Regardless of discipline or focus, today’s practitioners are tasked with navigating an increasingly complex, shifting landscape. The definition of design is evolving away from traditional notions of craft towards something much broader—designers craft strategies rather than static artifacts, nimble and evolving systems rather than codified toolkits. Design as an output is viewed by a growing global audience as a critical tool for helping society come to terms with the complexities that surround us.

Design and the role it plays—like the world around us—is in a constant state of motion.

In 2018, Chicago Design Week is focused on an examination of the evolving definitions, responsibilities, and societal expectations shaping the designer today.

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AROUND TOWN -- INOMA Conference 5k
Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

AROUND TOWN -- INOMA Conference 5k

Event: Conference 5K Run

Date: Sunday October 21st , 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Meeting location: East Monroe Street entrance to Palmer House Hilton

Route: East Monroe Street & Michigan Avenue > Lakefront Trail > Back

Description: JOIN US for the first annual NOMA Conference 5K fun run! After a long few days of networking, celebrating and enjoying festivities a nice brisk run will help you to rejuvenate and re-energize as we close out our conference activities. During the run you will get a chance to experience one of Chicago’s most prized sites its beautiful lakefront. This will also be a great opportunity for fellowship, fitness and fun!

RSVP: This event is primarily open to all NOMA members and registered conference attendees.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-noma-conference-event-sunday-morning-5k-run-tickets-50535507062

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AROUND TOWN-- The Future of City Design
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

AROUND TOWN-- The Future of City Design

The Future of City Design

Join us for an interactive discussion and reception focusing on the future of cities and the future role of design in cities, communities, and urban environments. The conversation will be facilitated by Professor Emily Talen from the University of Chicago and Professor Aseem Inam from Cardiff University. Please RSVP to citydesign@uic.edu.

Launch of Master of City Design
Reception to follow

Contact CUPPA: 312.413.8088 | citydesign@uic.edu

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AROUND TOWN -- 46th Annual NOMA Conference
Oct
17
to Oct 20

AROUND TOWN -- 46th Annual NOMA Conference

NOMA UNBOUNDED

The convergence of a legacy

Each year 600+ minority architects, urban designers, community activists and design students from across the country come together in fellowship and support for the annual NOMA conference.  This year the 46th annual NOMA Conference, NOMA UNBOUNDED – The Convergence of a Legacy, will be held in Chicago, IL. at the historic Palmer House Hotel, October 17th – 20th.  With the convenient location we’re exploring a new and exciting “conference without walls” concept which will leverage 2/3 of our standard conference programs outside the confines of the hotel, and utilize nearby firms, organizations, and venues. 

 I-NOMA welcomes all of our beloved NOMA family and friends to expand, explore and enjoy our beautiful city for the 46th Annual NOMA Conference in Chicago!

Info: https://www.nomaunbounded.com/

Tickets: https://www.nomaunbounded.com/register

Follow: https://twitter.com/i/web/status/103561641578357145

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AROUND TOWN -- Open House Chicago
Oct
13
to Oct 14

AROUND TOWN -- Open House Chicago

250 COOL PLACES. 
48 HOURS. GO. 
IT'S FREE. 
OCTOBER 13-14, 2018

The Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 250 buildings across Chicago.

Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—all for free.

Have you ever walked by a building and thought, "I wish I could see what's inside?" Now you can. Tour soaring skyscrapers, repurposed mansions, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces.

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AROUND TOWN -- archi-treasures Associate Board Happy Hour
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

AROUND TOWN -- archi-treasures Associate Board Happy Hour

Network with developers, architects, designers and agile thinkers at the helm of archi-treasures' fundraising efforts and speak with Associate Board members to learn how you can be part of the team.

While you mingle, enjoy a quick presentation on some of our favorite topics - placemaking, community development and creativity - and an assortment of appetizers and drinks.

Check out GREC's vibrant new office space and connect with the archi-treasures community.


DATE AND TIME

Wed, October 3, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

GREC Architects

645 N Michigan Ave (enter on Erie)

3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 6061

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Open Ciao Meetup
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Open Ciao Meetup

Scheduled as a way for those who attended the 2018 Chicago Volunteer Expo to come and meet one another.

Come meet and mingle with fellow members, discuss current projects, ideas and new opportunities to get involved!

Be a part of the change.

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Chicago Volunteer Expo 2018
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Chicago Volunteer Expo 2018

We have been invited to host a table at the Chicago Volunteer Expo 2018! 

If you want to get to know, haven't checked us out in awhile, or want to say hello, we're here. Come stop by to discuss our 2018 Project Line Up, Volunteer Opportunities, and meet the crew.

Excited to see all the new faces. See you all soon!

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Holiday Hangover
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Hangover

Roll in the New Year with Open Architecture Chicago and our host Trendway Chicago for the Holiday Hangover 2018 on January 18th, 2018 from 6-9pm. Celebrate the partner organizations and volunteers that make OACChicago possible, enjoy drinks and be entered to win raffle prizes.

Purchase Tickets! (Click Here)
$20 Early, $25 @ Door

Volunteers Needed: Free Entry
Greet at Door
Set Up
and/or Clean Up

If Interested in Volunteering Please fill out this form (Click Here)

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Open Architecture Chicago Summer Refresh Vol.1
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Open Architecture Chicago Summer Refresh Vol.1

Join Open Architecture Chicago for 3 Summer Refresh gatherings. We’re mobilizing architects, designers, and neighborhood leaders to end injustice in our communities through the advocacy and design of the built environment. Our first meet-up will be at Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 6:30pm at Raised Bar. Enjoy, a hip indoor/outdoor hotel lounge featuring craft cocktails, small plates & a deck with skyline views.  Come beat the heat and build new relationships with public good enthusiasts from across the city.

At Raised | An Urban Rooftop it is open seating for first come/first serve. Arrive early and RSVP so we can have an accurate count to plan accordingly.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oac-chicago-summer-refresh-raised-bar-an-urban-rooftop-tickets-35445877574

 

DATE AND TIME
Wed, June 28, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

LOCATION
Raised | An Urban Rooftop Bar
1 West Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

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