Yeah, I'm behind in getting the monthly calendar up again. (It's a lot of work, ok, and the dog ate my keyboard.) So here's the listings for the first weekend in February.
Humanur Bagli at UIC - 11:30 A.M., Friday, February 1st, at the City Design Conference Room, 820 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 330, UIC. A presentation and discussion from the City Design Center by the visiting scholar from Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Bagli will discuss her experiences as a designer and design consultant in Turkey. Her work has included many interdisciplinary projects with international and NGOs which illustrate the role of the designer as a socially responsible agent. Information here.
Gordon Matta-Clark's Legacy, 1:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2nd, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue. Independent curator Mary Jane Jacob moderates a discussion with artists and architects whose work is inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark, subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art that also opens on Saturday. Participants will include artist Mark Dion, Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkley and principal architect for Hood Design, contemporary artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Sarah Oppenheimer, known for her social experiments in videos and architectural installations. Information here.