the eighth annual chicago design week — seven days worth of programming and events dedicated to a close examination of the fluid and evolving state of design and the role it plays in society.
design and the role it plays, like the world around us, is in a constant state of motion. as the world around us evolves at an ever-quickening pace, design is becoming an increasingly fluid pursuit. regardless of discipline or focus, today’s practitioners are tasked with navigating an increasingly complex, shifting landscape. the definition of design is evolving away from traditional notions of craft towards something much broader: designers craft strategies rather than static artifacts; nimble and evolving systems rather than codified toolkits. design as an output is viewed by a growing global audience as a critical tool for helping society come to terms with the complexities that surround us.
the chicago design week programming committee is a joint partnership between members of aiga chicago, chicago design museum, the society of typographic arts, and mas context will review all proposals for inclusion in the official chicago design week programming slate.