The Design Show - there's an opening reception today, June 13th, from 6:00 to 8:00 for a series of exhibitions sponsored by the School of the Art Institute. (More information here.)
The works explore the unseen aspects of our society—many of which have been forgotten or overlooked—by reinhabiting space, challenging perceptions of interiority, and redefining values.It's in the Sullivan Galleries in the former Carson Pirie Scott Building, 33 North State, 7th floor, and runs through June 25th.
Loaded - also on view currently at the Sullivan Galleries features the work of fifteen emerging designs that was recently on display at Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
And if that's not enough, the Sullivan Galleries will also be displaying the work of finalists of Delta Faucet's second-annual Designers of Tomorrow Contest, in which students " were challenged with finding inspiration in Delta’s unique and innovative products — such as the In2ition shower — to create an original design that utilizes Delta products in a home environment other than a bath or kitchen."
Clare Lyster: SYSTEMscapes/Drawing Distribution Flow
of large-format maps of post-Fordist delivery systems, including Netflix, Facebook, Fed Ex, Amazon.com, Ryan Air and U-Tube. The maps address the fluidity of our culture by indexing the geo-spatial effects of the time-space networks that infiltrate our daily lives. They uncover new opportunities for architectural design in an age in which space is increasingly mediated by infrastructural systems and communication networks. The maps are conceived by Clare Lyster as part of her ongoing research on architecture’s fall-out with emerging logistical networks, what Manuel Castells calls “the space of flows”.More information here.