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MAS Context 2018 Fall Talks

July 31, 2018

We are happy to share the events of our MAS Context 2018 Fall Talks series. The series features talks, book launches, film screenings, celebrations, and an exploration of museum archives.

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Plan, Adventure Playground for Central Park, New York, 1967, Richard Dattner Architect. © Courtesy Richard Dattner.

The events will take place in different venues across the city. We are happy to collaborate with the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Chicago Architecture Center, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Perkins+Will.

Looking forward to seeing you this fall!

Friday, September 7 – (INFO)
Film screening of “Harry Seidler: Modernist”
Introductory remarks by Vladimir Belogolovsky

Hosted by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Chicago

Wednesday, September 19 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by AGENCY (Ersela Kripa + Stephen Mueller)
Hosted by Perkins+Will Chicago

Friday, September 21 – (INFO)
In Your City by the Lake: A Collaborative Chicago Playlist
(in collaboration with borderless and The Night Gallery)
Hosted by the MCA Chicago

Tuesday, October 9 – (VIDEO)
Lecture and book launch by Alexandra Lange
“Preserving Childhood”
Co-organized and hosted by the SAIC with the support of Perkins+Will

Saturday, October 20 – (INFO)
Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2018
Featuring Paola Aguirre, Sarah Dunn, Grant Gibson, Geoff Goldberg, and Ellen Grimes

Hosted by The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries

Thursday, November 8 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Carlos Bedoya
“Invisible Geometries”
Hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians

Tuesday, November 20 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Jonathan Solomon
“Short Cuts: Alternative Infrastructures in Hong Kong and Chicago”
Hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center

All the talks are open to the public. MAS Context is supported in part by private donations. For information about how to support MAS Context, please visit