Opening Reception, Michael Rakowitz: The Flesh Is Yours, The Bones Are Ours
(Graham Foundation, May 18)
The construction of identity through architectural elements, acculturation, destruction and loss. Rhona Hoffman Gallery presents a concurrent exhibition with a May 19 opening reception.
Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
(Art Institute of Chicago, through September 11)
What is it to sit? Modern masters tell us so.
SAIC Design Show
(Block 37, through May 31)
More than twenty grad students from SAIC’s Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects program display their skills at this capstone show.
Lituation – 90s Hip-Hop and House Music Social Fashion Party
(PRSVR Store, May 29)
The nineties aren’t dead. They’re not even past.
IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference
(MATTER, IIT Institute of Design, IA Collaborative and Morningstar, May 19-20)
The thirteenth year of this design provocation begins, challenging designers to apply new ideas to an ever-changing world.
Author: Ben Schulman
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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