Chicago Design Week
(Various venues through June 10)
AIGA Chicago, MAS Context, the Chicago Design Museum and the Society of Typographic Arts present a cross-disciplinary, multifaceted week-long program that acts as an umbrella for all the worlds of design.
Chicago Forum on Global Cities
(Various sites, June 1-3)
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Financial Times bring city leaders from around the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges of our emerging urban age.
Mas Context: Analog 2016
(Studio Gang Architects, June 4)
MAS Context convenes practitioners such as Jeanne Gang, Thomas Kelley, Zoe Ryan and Rick Valicenti to discuss their work across four themes: Food, Domesticity, Exhibition and Communication.
Design for Good: Short Talks
(Morningstar, June 9)
More Chicago Design Week. An event that brings together social impact designers to share their stories in a rapid-fire, PechaKucha format.
(Merchandise Mart, June 13-15)
More than 50,000 design professionals take over the Merchandise Mart for a trade show (and beyond) that brings to light the textile, furnishings, lighting, technology and all other sorts of design minutiae that make up our everyday spaces.
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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