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MAS Context 2021 Fall Talks

September 14, 2021

We are happy to share the first events of our MAS Context 2021 Fall Talks series. This series features exhibitions, issue launches, film screenings, conversations connecting events across countries, and a new look at the Ryerson & Burnham Art and Architecture Archives located at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Punggol stockpile. © Galen Pardee.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, most of the events this season will take place online via Zoom. The events are free and open to the public but registration is required. We look forward to connecting with all of you virtually, from close and afar, during the spring programs.

September 17-October 30, 2021 – (INFO)
Exhibition by Galen Pardee
“Territories of Territory Extraction”

Saturday, September 18 – (INFO)
Issue launch with guest editors Germane Barnes and Shawhin Roudbari, contributors Could Be Architecture, Ashley Bigham, Jennifer Bonner, Sekou Cooke, and graphic designer Bobby Joe Smith III

Tuesday, September 21 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by architects Germane Barnes, Shawhin Roudbari, Future Firm, and VAPAA Collective
“Architecture’s Social, Ecological, and Political Agency”

Monday, October 4 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by designer Tami Banh and architects Lydia Kallipoliti, Galen Pardee, and Joshua G. Stein
“Medium Matters: Architectural Representation After Construction”

November 5-14 – (INFO)
Screening of documentary by Nathan Eddy
“Battleship Berlin”

Tuesday, November 9 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Elizabeth Blasius, Nathan Eddy, and Mark Pasnik
“Future Landmarks: Strategies for Cultural and Architectural Preservation”

Saturday, November 13 – (VIDEO)
Presentations by Maya Bird-Murphy, Greg Delaney, Antonio Petrov, Fred Scharmen, and Rula Zuhour
“Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2021”

Wednesday, December 1 – (INFO)
Screening of architectural documentaries by Nathan Eddy
“Modernism as Character: Nathan Eddy”

December 3-19 – (INFO)
Screening of documentary by Nathan Eddy
“Helmut Jahn: In a Flash”

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: