Sunday, November 06, 2011

Urbanized and Eames at the Siskel, Ezio Manzini at SAIC, Archi-Treasures at DIRTT - still more for November

. . . and the hits to the November Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events just keep coming . . .

Today, Sunday, at 3:00 p.m., and Monday, the 7th, and Sunday the 13th, the Gene Siskel Film Center is screening a new documentary, Eames: The Architect and the Painter.  If you purchase a ticket, you can get a discount on tickets for Urbanized, another new documentary by the director of Helvetica, Gary Huswit, that offers up a global tour of public planning from Mumbai to Beijing and beyond.   Urbanized is showing at the Siskel today through next Thursday, except on Wednesday.

This Tuesday, November 8th, Julie Burros will be discussing A New Chicago Cultural Plan at the Great Cities Institute, and that evening John Zils will be discussing The Art and Science of Building Design at CAF,  where on Wednesday the 9th, Art Institute curator Alison Fisher will be discussing The Road to Community: The Houses and Housing of Bertrand Goldberg at lunchtime.

Again on Tuesday, over at AIA Chicago, there's a cocktail reception for the publication of The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond.On Wednesday, November 16th, Archi-Treasures gets Down & Dirtty with a fundraiser at the DIRTT showroom.

On Monday, the 14th, industrial designer Ezio Manzini of Milan Polytechnic comes to SAIC to talk about "regeneration as a result of social innovations and new ideas of quality in design.", followed by a panel discussion exploring intersections between Manzini's talk and its possible implications in Chicago.

And although it's not on the calendar because it's a trade-only rather than public event, on Wednesday the 9th at the Metropolitan Club, there will be a panel discussion on Trends in High End furnishings and fixtures: Perspectives on the current US and international Markets, with Cheryl Durst, Zurich Esposito, SOM's Eric Keune, Getty's Meg Prendergast, David Grout and SCB's Renee Sprogis-Marohn.  It's part of an Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest's 2-day event, November Italian Design B2B. For more information, contact Lisa Kostner at 312/553.9137, ext. 23.

This is the last week for an exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes, European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011, which this year was won by David Chipperfield for his Neues Museum in Berlin.  The exhibition closes on Friday, the 11th with a free lecture by Helmut Jahn at 6:00 p.m.  Also on Friday, there's Irish Architecture Now - with real Irish architects! - at the Art Institute, with Ed Dimendberg at the School of Architecture at UIC.

There are fifty great items still to come this month.  Check them all out at the November Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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