Yes, it's time to again start rolling the boulder up the mountain, with another month full of great programs on the March Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.
It kicks off Friday morning, March 1st, with the SEAOI 2013 Trade Show at the University Club, Rick Valicenti presenting a keynote for the two-day Chicago Creative Expo at the Cultural Center, and, in the evening, new IIT College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets treading on Frank Lloyd Wright turf with A Wonderful World, a lecture at Unity Temple in Oak Park.
March also includes appearances of two world renowned architects, with Dominique
Perrault, talking about The Disappearance of Architecture: Between Presence and Absence, at IIT's Wishnick Auditorium on the 27th, while 2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu appears at Rubloff Auditorium for the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute on Thursday, the 28th.
On the academics front, there's Mirko Zardini, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Monday the 11th at UIC, which also hosts Alessandra Ponte of L'École d’architecture de l'Université de Montréal on the 18th, while over at IIT, Kenneth Frampton talks about The Past and Future Prospects for Architectural Education on the 14th
and Prognosis at the Cultural Center on the 21st for Landmarks Illinois, and Windhorst joins up with his co-author Franz Schulze at CAF lunchtime on the 27th to talk about Rewriting the Life of Mies can der Rohe: New Perspectives after 25 years.
I'm sure we'll be adding even more, but even now there are nearly fifty great items to check out on the March Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.