Black Fashion Week
(South Side Community Art Center, August 6)
A mini pop-up shop and daylong affair offering the chance to try the newest designs from African-American fashion designers nationwide.
Demo Night Chicago
(McCormick Foundation, August 18)
Design a better digital democracy. Every third Thursday of the month.
(Merchandise Mart, August 7-9)
The quarterly women’s apparel and accessory trade show takes over the seventh floor of the Mart with over 100,000 square feet of exhibition space dedicated to contemporary fashions and accessories.
Friends of the Major Taylor Trail Meeting
(Ridge Park Field House, August 17)
The Major Taylor Trail is a South Side jewel of bike and active transportation infrastructure. Attend this monthly meeting to find out the latest happenings and planned improvements.
2016 Summer Open House: IIT
(IIT Institute of Design, August 16)
Learn about IIT’s Institute of Design year-long program that provides a foundation for all kinds of professional design endeavors.
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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