Open House Chicago
Arguably the biggest public-facing architectural event of the year. The Chicago Architecture Foundation organizes this weekend-long event opening up over 200 architectural spaces across the city. Instagram, get ready.
Union League Club of Chicago Authors Group Presents Victor Skrebneski
(Union League Club, October 13)
The iconic fashion, design and lifestyle photographer Victor Skrebneski will join in discussion with Rick Kogan, focusing on two of his latest titles, “Ageing” and “Seduced.”
City Open Workshop
(Archeworks, October 10)
A biweekly meetup for those involved in and interested in how the built environment gets built. Do a deep design dive.
Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Workshop
(Harold Washington Library, October 5)
How does human-centered design thinking influence library functionality? A full-day affair led by IDEO, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will apply the principles of design thinking to building a better library.
Chicago Architecture and Design College Day
(Harold Washington College, October 15)
Are you a high school or college student—or just someone thinking about entering college and design? Come learn about the educational opportunities in architecture, landscape architecture, construction management and interior design.
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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