MAS Context

Featured

Mas event 2023 a lot with little turkana 01

Exhibition

A Lot With Little

October 26-January 27, 2024

MAS Context presents the exhibition A Lot With Little by London-based architect and curator Noemí Blager with films by Tapio Snellman. The exhibition was on display at the MAS Context Reading Room.

A Lot With Little has been supported by Arper.

Mas event 2023 there is room 03

Exhibition

There is Room

August 15-October 14, 2023

MAS Context presents the exhibition There is Room by Chicago-based architecture office Kwong Von Glinow. The exhibition was on display at the MAS Context Reading Room.

Mas event 2023 periphery 01

Exhibition

Periphery

March 23-June 3, 2023

MAS Context presents the exhibition Periphery by New Orleans-based photographer Virginia Hanusik. The exhibition was on display at the MAS Context Reading Room.

Mas event 2022 1972 accumulations 01

Exhibition

1972/Accumulations

September 22-December 8, 2022

MAS Context presents the exhibition 1972/Accumulations by Chicago-based visual artist Noritaka Minami. The exhibition was on display at the MAS Context Reading Room.

Mas events 2021 territories of territory extraction 01

Exhibition

Territories of Territory Extraction

September 17-October 30, 2021

MAS Context presents the exhibition Territories of Territory Extraction by Galen Pardee. The exhibition was on display at the MAS Context Reading Room.

Mas event 2019 nocturnal landscapes instituto cervantes 01

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019

Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises / Chicago

September 17-October 30, 2019

MAS Context and the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago present the exhibition Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises. The exhibition was on display from September 17 until October 30, 2019, at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago.

We are a platform that commissions and shares relevant ideas, proposals, and experiences that connect diverse disciplines and place. We want the work to respond to our current context while having a rigor and depth that makes it relevant through time and changing conditions.

Current Issue

Vigilantism

In this issue we explore spaces of vigilantism, both historically and today. What are the spatial dimensions of vigilante encounters, segregation, violence, and exclusion, or conversely emancipation, liberation, and inclusion? Threshold, circulation, private vs. public, and other architectural delineations of space have become the subject of much controversy as footage of sexist and racist policing of these spaces emerge.

Mas issue vigilantism cover
Vigilantism featured spread

Featured Past Issues

Mas issue character cover

Issue 32

Character

Mas issue bilbao cover

Issue 30-31

Bilbao

Mas issue bold cover

Issue 29

Bold

Mas issue hidden cover

Issue 28

Hidden

Mas issue debate cover

Issue 27

Debate

Featured

Mas observations 2023 the passion tax is history 01

Essay

The “Passion Tax” is History

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

Mas observations 2023 the englewood nature trail 01

Essay

The Englewood Nature Trail: Urban Morphology and Community

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

Mas observations 2023 art at the james r thompson center 01

Essay

Art at the James R. Thompson Center

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

Mas observations 2023 chicago school closures 10 years later anthony overton incubator 01

Essay

Chicago School Closures: Ten Years Later

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius