(The Arts Club, May 19)
Berlin-based photographer Bettina Pousttchi brings her photographic intervention to Chicago, drawing on the history of the city’s architecture and the Arts Club setting.
Small Projects Awards
(Architectural Artifacts, May 4)
AIA Chicago’s annual exhibit and celebration of the city’s smaller-scale architectural projects and small firms.
IIT College of Architecture Open House
(Crown Hall, May 12)
Crown Hall opens its doors for end-of-year student showcase.
Urban Think & Drink: The Death Gap
(Metropolitan Planning Council, May 18)
Drink the death disparity between high- and low-income areas away at this month’s installment of MPC’s urbanist get-together.
Chicago Mini-Maker Faire
(Schurz High School, May 6)
Everything artisanal and bespoke under the roof of the Dwight Perkins-designed treasure.
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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