Friday, May 31, 2013

BIG's Bjarke, Spontaneous Sorkin, Cruz, Feldman, Gil, Manaugh, Pleasure Seeker's, ChiScape, Bucky, FLW, Burnham, Soleri and much more - its the June Calendar!

Get your running shoes on:

a.  There are already over 60 great items on the June Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.
b.  Almost half of them take place in the first week of the month. I guess everyone is rushing towards that summer break

This weekend, there's an extraordinary series of events scheduled in conjunction with Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, the great new show at the Cultural Center that was originally mounted at the 2012 Venice Biennale.  There are workshops, panel discussions, curator talks, show-and-tell's. and barn raisings, with the large roster of participants including Teddy Cruz, Stephen Zacks, John Preus, Nathan John, Cathy Lang Ho, Iker Gil, Douglas Burnham, Robyn Paprocki, James Rojas, Robert Feldman, Michael Sorkin, and more.

And then MAS Content has BLDGBLOG's Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley talking about Mines, Fruit, and Military Bases: A Year on the Road with Venue, Monday at Public Works on Damen. On Tuesday, AIA Chicago gives a look at the collaborative installation Grounds for Detroit, and Steve Pantazis, Nick Adams, Anna-Marie Panlilio and Ryan McRae are among the presenters at Pecha Kucha Chicago Volume #26 at Martyr's.

And if you're into sin, on Saturday the 1st at the Newberry Library, Paul Durica and Bill Savage talk about their new book, a reprint of the alternative guidebook to 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure's Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America.  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Wednesday, lunchtime at CAF, Don Macica of the Chicago Sinfonietta gives a preview of ChiScape, a newly commissioned four-movement work by four different composers with each movement inspired by a different Chicago landmark: Crown Hall, the Pritzker Pavilion, Aqua, and the Modern Wing.  AIA Chicago has a presentation on Saving Buckminster Fuller's Dome Home in Carbondale, and Urban Land Institute Chicago presents this year's Urban Vision Awards at the Bridgeport Arts Center.

Thursday, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust has Diane Dillon talking about Nature in the Work of Daniel H. Burnham and Frank Lloyd Wright at Fourth Presbyterian's Gratz Center, while over at the Cultural Center, Friends of Downtown has Greg Borzo discussing Chicago Cable Cars, and back at CAF, the Chicago Architectural Club unveils the winners of its 2013 Burnham Prize Competition, Next Stop: Designing Chicago BRT Stations.

And that's just the some of the events scheduled for June's first week.  (Did I mention CGT's presentation on Backyard Chickens?)

Move forward a week, and it's NeoCon, with keynotes from Bjarke Ingels, Michael Vanberbyl, Holly Hunt, and Lauren Rottet.  There's a reception for SET OFF, SAIC's Graduate Exhbition on Monday the 10th, and the announcement of SEAOI's 2013 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award winners at its annual banquet on Saturday the 8th.

More?  the Graham screening of Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form; Peter Copeland on Tobey Furniture at Second Presbyterian, Martin Adolfsson on Suburbia Gone Wild, the Wells Street Bridge Rehabilitation, Pamela Robertson on Common Cause: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright; Kristen Dean of the Foundation for Homan Square at CAF to talk about The ‘Original’ Sears Tower, this year's Illinois Statewide Preservation Conference, and much, much more.

I know we'll be adding still more stuff that we've missed, but for now, check out the over 60 great items already on the June Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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