ZIGGURAT, an architectural chimera
(Arts Club of Chicago, through August 6)
IIT architectural provocateur Marshall Brown’s “stealth collage” plays off Gehry, Eisenman and Hadid where everything is a “potential readymade.”
Chicago Futures: 50 Speculations for the 21st-Century City
(Chicago Architecture Foundation)
A new city. Architectural visions for all fifty wards.
As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History
(Art Institute, through August 14)
Meta-exhibit looks at past exhibits that have informed how we exhibit–not to mention how we live, work and play in the buildings that shape us.
Luftwerk Summer Solstice Concert
(Garfield Park Conservatory, June 22)
Luftwerk’s “solarise” installation gets the concert treatment with Owen Clayton Condon & Renewable Energy & the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill, presented by The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Watch the Riverwalk construction
The summer’s best hangout. Hang out and catch some rays as construction on the next phase is completed.
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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