Chicago Design Summit
(Merchandise Mart, September 14)
A one-day gathering of the trades for architecture, interior design and custom homebuilding.
(Chicago Architecture Foundation, September 9)
Bring the kids, or simply act like one. Check out CAF’s latest “50/50/50” exhibit and then head to the ArcelorMittal Design Studio to recreate your favorite Chicago buildings and plans.
Opening Reception: Every Building in Baghdad: the Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation
(Graham Foundation, September 15)
The Graham’s latest exhibit kicks off with a lecture from Columbia University professor and curator Mark Waisuta, also a partner in the design and research office of the International House of Architecture.
Studio Tour: IA Collaborative
(IA Collaborative, September 15)
The Society of Typographic Arts goes behind the scenes of IA Collaborative, a “global design and innovation consultancy at the forefront of design thinking.”
Fashion: Elements of Fierce
(National Museum of Mexican Art, September 2)
Original fashions will be on display for this charity event benefiting El Rescate, an organization providing support services and housing assistance to homeless LGBTQ youth and United Latinx Pride, a coalition of Latinx LGBTQQIA and allies.
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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