June is a big double-header for the Chicago Calendar of Architectural Events.
While NeoCon is wrapping up, the big news is the national convention of the American Institute of Architects 2014 meeting here in Chicago at the end of the month, not just in McCormick Place, but in a wide range of convention-related events that we're still getting a handle on.
By the time you're reading this, Adrian Smith and Tom Eich have probably already delivered their early-Wednesday morning NeoCon keynotes, but tomorrow at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Charles Montgomery will be talking about his book, Happy City, while at the Bridgeport Arts Center, Friends of the Parks 2014 Benefit honoring Richard Hunt. This weekend, MAS Context and others is offering a two-day symposium on Our Public Space: Who Owns It, Who Shapes It, and Who Benefits from it, with lectures on Saturday and a workshop at the Lathrop Homes on Sunday.
lectures at the Apple store on Michigan Avenue, AIA keynotes are delivered by Jeanne Gang, Theaster Gates, Stephen Chung, and Tony Hsieh, with Architecture 2030's Ed Mazria offering a panel. There's a special Design + Dining Pecha Kucha at Martyr's, a lecture by futurist Melissa Sterry on Learning from Life: The Biologically Informed City, and a AIADIV/Chicago Women in Architecture Global Inclusion Reception with a keynote by former Ambassador John F. Maisto, at Hafele Chicago.
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And that's just scratching the surface of the dozens of great events still to come this month. Check them all out on the June Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.