Monday, October 02, 2006

From Mau to Mendes de Rocha and much more - over 50 events on Chicago's October architectural calendar

October sees an explosion of events on Chicago's architectural calendar, including an all-day symposium with Bruce Mau at the Museum of Science and Industry, a lecture by Pritzker-Prize winning architect Paulos Mendes de Rocha at the Art Institute, where on another date famed photographer Julius Shulman will have a conversation with curator of Architecture and Design Joseph Rosa.

The celebration of Louis Sullivan's 150 birthday culminates with a three-day symposium at the newly reopened and redesigned Chicago History Museum, and later in the month the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat will have its own two-day conference, Thinking Outside the Box – Tapered, Tilted, Twisted Towers that will include an address by Daniel Libeskind. Friends of Downtown will host a session on the future of Wabash Avenue at the Prairie Avenue Bookshop, and there'll be gala benefits, for the Chicago Art Deco Society at the Tavern Club, and AIA Chicago's Design Night at Navy Pier.

Stanley Tigerman speaks with Elizabeth Smith at MCA, and on the 11th there's a scheduling train wreck with Joe Rosa, Jeanne Gang, Ken Yeang, Transsolar's Helmut Meyer and Henry Cisneros at Arquitectos's Annual awards event all competing for your attention at the same hour. Believe it or not, that's just the tip of the iceberg. I could have hyperlinked it all in this posting, but it's midnight and I want to go to bed. Check it all out for yourself here.

1 comment:

Joan said...

About those train wrecks: a group of us (and it's a lot of us) working on a way to avoid future collisions whenever possible. Just FYI.