Unfolded: Made with Paper
(Chicago Design Museum)
The paradox at play, on display: in an increasingly digitized world, our relationship with paper as an expressive and communicative medium is perhaps more intense than ever before.
Lake FX Summit + Expo
(Chicago Cultural Center, May 13-15)
Nick Cave, Maria Pinto and a host of other creatives take over the Chicago Cultural Center, leading the charge for the second annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, “the Midwest’s largest free convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs.”
Fashion without Borders
(Westin Chicago River North, May 12)
The Pan-African Association hosts a benefit fashion show to assist their cause of providing assistance to Chicago’s refugee, asylee and immigrant communities.
IIT College of Architecture Open House
(S.R. Crown Hall, May 13)
A year of architectural learning and thought, coming to a close. Check out IIT’s Open House with an exhibition of student work.
UIC School of Architecture Year End Show
(A+D Studios Galleries, May 6)
UIC’s School of Architecture closes out the academic year with a showing of work at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate programs, including a jury presentation and granting of student awards.
Ben Schulman is the editor of the design section of Newcity and co-host of “A Lot You Got to Holler,” the Newcity podcast on design, architecture and urbanism. His work with Newcity is one of many ventures he engages in to communicate the value of design and cities. Ben serves as the communications director for Small Change, a real estate crowdfunding platform that works to catalyze the development of transformative real estate projects. Previously, he was the communications director for the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects, editor of Chicago Architect magazine and communications director for the urban think-tank, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). His writing has appeared and been noted in outlets such as ARCHITECT Magazine, Belt Magazine, ICON, New Geography, Streetsblog, The National Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pop City Media and as a contributor to The Urbanophile, among others. When not writing about cities, Ben serves as an editorial assistant for the journal New Media + Society, and helps head the Contraphonic Sound Series, an attempt to document cities through sound.
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