Reopening of Unity Temple
Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th is going to be feted all year long. No better way to celebrate than with the reopening of Oak Park’s Unity Temple.
Vintage Garage Chicago: Rockabilly
Rockabilly is the theme of this month’s vintage emporium that swallows whole a parking garage in Uptown.
Pride and Perils of Chicago’s Public Art
(Through July 30)
Last chance to see this exhibit that showcases how public art enhances the public way and perception of civic space.
Make It, Take It: Max Lamb DIY Chair
(Rebuilding Exchange, July 15)
The Max Lamb DIY chair can be composed in just thirty-one parts. This workshop shows you how to build your own.
Issa Fashion Show
(Room43, July 22)
Bronzeville fashion show for women of all sizes.
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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