It's the third of the month, so it must be time for the April Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.
We have another jam-packed month. Over the next week. there's a discussion on Jane's Walk for Friends of Downtown lunchtime today, Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård at Crown Hall, IIT on Friday, and on Saturday afternoon at the Graham, editor Alexander Eisenschmidt will lead a panel including Penelope Dean, Ellen Grimes, Sam Jacob, Mark Linder and Jonathan Mekinda marking the publication of Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation, which is both a book (available for purchase), and a new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Next Tuesday lunchtime at the Cultural Center, Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast: When
Chicago Built the American Dream, will discuss The Battle for the Mecca, inside the must-see exhibition Mecca Flat Blues. Tuesday evening at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Metropolis editor Susan S. Szenasy will be in conversation with Bill Baker on the Well-Oiled Machine of SOM Chicago Structural Group, while architect John Szot talks and offers up the premiere of the third and last part of his video project, Architecture and the Unspeakable, for MAS Context at the Logan Share.
Architecture and the Unspeakable 3 - TEASER by brooklynfoundry
Next Wednesday, Lisa Napoles discusses The Unrepentant Revivalist: William Carbys Zimmerman
at CAF lunchtime, where in the evening the Trib's Blair Kamin will lead a panel including SOM's Phil Enquist and Silas Chiow, Ralph Johnson of Perkins+Will and Jonathan Solomon of Syracuse University on the topic of Kamin's recent Tribune series, Designed in Chicago, Made in China.
And that's just the next week, and not everything at that. Coming up later this month.
Architects, designers and thinkers:
David Carson, Ron Krueck and Mark Sexton, Sanford Kwinter, Elena Manferdini, Andrew Metter, Ernest C. Wong, Wright and His Assistants, Louis Sullivan and John Edelmann
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of a Modern City; the GSA rehab
on State Street; Tracking the Lost Treasures of the Auditorium; First American Skyscrapers: Chicago and New York; Chicago's Historic Hyde Park
Designing the Classical Interior, 11th Annual Midwest Bridge Symposium
This are just some of the highlights. To learn the who, what, when and where on nearly 50 great items, check out the April Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.