3 > 10 june 2016 – citywide
this is the sixth edition of chicago design week. the cross-disciplinary events include talks, tours and other happenings by architects, artists, curators, graphic and product designers among others. this year’s chicago design week is a partnership between aiga chicago, the chicago design museum, mas context and the society of typographic arts.
also, it’s worth noting that chicago design week is scheduled to set the design mood and welcome neocon – 13 > 15 june 2016. see related events (below)
3 june – friday 6 > 9p > chicago design week kickoff party / chicago athletic club / 12 south michigan / tickets
4 june – saturday 1:30 > 8p mas context: analog 2016 panel discussion / studio gang architects / 1520 west division / tickets
mas context: analog 2016 will gather a group of emerging and established practitioners within the field of design who will discuss their work based on four proposed themes: food, domesticity, exhibition, and communication. speakers include lucas daniel, martin kastner, jeanne gang, tricia van eck, noritaka minami, thomas kelley, zoë ryan, josé esparza, ann lui, craig reschke, klaus, alisa wolfson and rick valicenti.
5 june – sunday 1 > 3p chidm + pantone: intro to color theory workshop / chicago design museum / 108 north state 3rd floor / SOLD OUT
this workshop, generously sponsored by pantone, will explore some of the fundamental principles of color interaction and theory through hands-on experiments using colored paper.
5 june – sunday 1 > 3p edgar miller’s glasner studio tour / old town chicago / SOLD OUT
enter an incredibly designed, magical home created by artist, designer, and craftsman edgar miller during the chicago art renaissance of the 1920s and 30s.
6 june – monday 6 > 8p small talks: gensler tour / 11 east madison #300 / tickets
aiga chicago small talks are intimately scaled events. gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 47 locations and more than 5,000 professionals networked across asia, europe, australia, the middle east and the americas.
6 june – tuesday 6 sta + other: create space–activating you and your community talk / circa modern / 1114 north ashland / tickets
sta features award-winning art director and multi-disciplinary graphic designer eileen tjan of other studio to discuss her art of taking charge and creating a role and space for yourself as a designer, as well as helping to cultivate and grow the chicago design community.
7 june – wednesday 6 > 9p aiga chicago mentor program exhibition and reception / boom box – please note this event is in an outdoor public space / 1260 north milwaukee / tickets
a celebrating the legacy of the aiga chicago mentor program.
7 june – wednesday 8 > 10a breakfast club at the chicago design museum / chicago design museum / 108 north state 3rd floor / SOLD OUT
breakfast club is one of the best ways to kick off your day. enjoy some coffee and hang out with fellow artists, entrepreneurs and design industry professionals.
8 june – thursday 6 > 8p design for good: short talk, big impact / morningstar / 22 west washington / SOLD OUT
join us as we explore the social impact that chicago designers and organizations have on their communities through a series of short pecha kucha-style presentations.
10 june – friday 6 > 8p chidm + sta risograph workshop / chicago design museum / 108 north state street 3rd floor / SOLD OUT
first opening its doors in 1946 in toyko, japan, risograph finds its roots in mimeograph technology. the machine is designed to create a master on wax-like paper, almost like a stencil, and stamp it onto the pages, creating a “live ink” look.
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several neocon events to be aware of:
13 june – monday – 6 > 10p off the wall bash / mnml / 939 west lake street / rsvp
join mnml at their annual neocon bash and some of their fulton market friends and fellow risk-takers for an afterhours mashup celebrating art, creativity and innovation. #mnml
14 june – tuesday 6:30 > 8:30p women in design series: with patrizia moroso & patricia urquiola talk / luminaire / 301 west superior / rsvp
the second edition of luminaire’s women in design series hosts patrizia moroso for a design talk with patricia urquiola on moroso’s collaborations with key designers. #luminaire #womenindesign