(Merchandise Mart, June 12-14)
The annual preeminent event of the commercial design industry takes over the Merchandise Mart for three days of non-stop tactile and visual stimulation.
NeoCon Keynote: Jessica Green
(Merchandise Mart, June 13)
Make a special NeoCon trip and catch a scientist with equal focus on design, sustainability, and yes, bacteria.
Sassy Thrifters takes Bronzeville over with its vintage wares market, as well as offering spaces for donations for clothes and collectibles.
(Wednesdays at Noon)
See your city. This oft-forgotten Gold Coast home was designed by Louis Sullivan with an assist from a young Frank Lloyd Wright. Free tours happen every Wednesday at noon.
Beyond Branding: Crafting Unified Visual Branding for your Creative Business
(SPACE, June 7)
What is visual storytelling? How do you do it? This 101-level course provides a platform for aspiring designers and beyond.
Author: Ben Schulman
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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