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MAS Context 2014 Fall Talks

August 3, 2014

After the successful Spring Talks series organized by MAS Context earlier this year, we are thrilled to announce our 2014 Fall Talks, a series of four lectures that will take place in Chicago from September to December.

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Poster by Thirst.

This second series will discuss the city and its architecture, from physical and economic to cultural and social aspects. Presenters in this series include author and transportation enthusiast Bruce G. Moffat; Molly Wright Steenson, assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Art Institute of Chicago; and sociologist/photographer David Schalliol.

Before and after the talks, there will be time to socialize and engage with the presenters and audience. We want to make sure each of you have the chance to meet new people and catch up with old friends.

The Fall Talks will take place at the Charnley-Persky House, the international headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians. The National Historic Landmark, designed by Adler and Sullivan at the time that Frank Lloyd Wright was a draftsman in their office, is internationally recognized as a turning point in modern residential architecture. To learn more about the house and the organization, please visit

Fall Talks Calendar:

– Tuesday, September 2 (INFO)
Bruce G. Moffat
Author and Chicago transportation expert
“The Chicago Freight Tunnels”

– Tuesday, October 7 (INFO)
Molly Wright Steenson
Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
“Architectures of Information”

– Tuesday, November 11 (INFO)
Alison Fisher
Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator Department of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago
“The City Lost and Found: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s”

– Tuesday December 2 (INFO)
David Schalliol
Sociologist, photographer, and digital media specialist
“The Area”

All the talks are open to the public ($10 suggested donation includes lights snacks), but an RSVP is required. Looking forward to seeing you during our Fall Talks!