Monday, November 12, 2012

Future Prentice, Russian Avant-Gardists, Studio Gang, Bloomingdale Trail, Mies+Massive - it's the Thursday logjam!

This coming Thursday evening, November 15th, is another one of those architectural event standoffs where great choices find themselves all crammed into the same timespace.
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 Over at CAF, there will be the unveiling of the winners in the Future Prentice competition for the Bertrand Goldberg masterwork that the signed, sealed and delivered Commission on Chicago Landmarks just made sure will have no future.

Meanwhile, over at the Graham, Jean-Louis Cohen will be discussing The Russian Avant-Garde between East and West, at the same time that, over at the Art Institute, curator Karen Kice willl be offering a Gallery Talk/Exhibition Overview of Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, ASLA Illinois will be offering Ben Helphand on The Bloomingdale Trail: Tracking Progress on Chicago's Next Great Park, and at Oakton Community College, there's an opening reception for a new exhibition, messy MIES + MASSIVE middle.

That's just the p.m. portion of nine events this Thursday that will also see the Chicago Wilderness Conference 2012, and  director Lise Dubé-Scherr discussing Chicago’s Own American Palace: The Richard H. Driehaus Museum at the Cultural Center for Landmarks Illinois.

Elsewhere this week, if you can't catch Jean-Louis Cohen at the Graham, he'll also be lecturing at Crown Hall at IIT on Wednesday, the 14th, the same day Chan-li Lin, Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects PC discusses the new U of C's new Center for Care and Discovery and two other Viñoly-designed hospitals at CAF at lunchtime.

Tonight, November 12th, Eva Castro Iraola of Plasma Studio lectures at the Art Institute, whole tomorrow, the 13th, Nick Hyatt discusses the Christchurch Earthquake at CAF for SEAOI and Chistopher Enck discusses 20th Century Furniture Design at the Herman Miller showroom for AIA/Chicago.  This Friday, Ciro Najle lectures at UIC, and on Saturday, Iker Gil of MAS Studio offers up an "Archi-Salon" inside of the Inside Studio Gang Architects exhibit.

I know! Take a deep breath and take the plunge.  Even with the turkey day hiatus, there are still over three dozen great events to come on the November Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

1 comment:

William Huchting said...

Messy Mies + MASSIVE middle is hosting a closing engagement at 7 pm on 7 December at RHC of Oakton Community College at 7701 N Lincoln Avenue in Skokie. We have created three beautifully crafted monochromatic basswood models eschewing the photo realistic renderings and life-size images that proliferate in most architectural exhibitions. Ours is instead radio rather than color TV and we have created sliding flash cards to engage and guide you through it. Please stop by and check out what's in The Cone of Silence first hand. It hasn't been seen since 1934! Cheers!