April Fool! (you don't think we'd ever get one of these things up on time, do you?)
TONIGHT: there'll be a a launch party for Reveal, Studio/Gang's superb new monograph of their work, which includes an interview I did with uber-developer and Aqua patron James Loewenberg. It's at the Stop Smiling Storefront, 1371 N. Milwaukee, Friday, April 1st, from 7:00 p.m., on, kicking off with a 30 minute interview of architect Jeanne Gang, a book signing (books will sold at discount), and a "DJ's after-party til the wee hours".
other events for this Friday:
History of Seepage
1:00 p.m., Erikson Institute, 451 North Lasalle
- a special demonstration by Professor Ira Saumâtre of the University of Illinois, Sauk Village, designed for both architects and consumers ages 4 and up, delivered through case history videos, product demonstrations, and hand puppets.
First Fridays Happy Hour
6:00 p.m., Arrigo and Sons Funeral Home, 5670 West Addison
This month young architects volunteer to cheer up surprised mourners with vodka stingers and funny anecdotes about Peter Zumthor.
Parametricism on Ice
8:00 p.m., UIC Pavilion, 525 South Racine.
Showing a previously unsuspected athleticism, Patrik Schumacher leads skaters from the Smuckers Stars 2011 Tour in demonstrating through computer-generated choreography the universality of parametricism and the futility of resistance.