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MAS Context 2021 Spring Talks

February 4, 2021

We are happy to share the events of our MAS Context 2021 Spring Talks series. This series features conversations about housing projects, pioneer Black architects, cooperative networks, Modernist houses and its inhabitants as well as the remarkable body of work of Spanish architecture offices.

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Ardmore House, Kwong Von Glinow, Chicago, 2020. © James Florio.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all 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.

Thursday, January 28 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow (Kwong Von Glinow) and Grant Gibson (CAMESgibson)
“Domestic Explorations: Ardmore House + Columbus House 1”

Thursday, February 11 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by photographers Janna Ireland and Lee Bey
“Pioneering Black Architects in Los Angeles and Chicago”

Thursday, February 25 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Cristina Gamboa (Lacol) with a response by Gabriel Cira and Quilian Riano, part of the Coop Network Group of The Architecture Lobby
“Cooperative Ecosystems”

Thursday, March 11 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Lucía Jalón Oyarzun, Will Straw, and Pablo Martínez (300.000km/s)
“Nighttime as a Unique Territory”

Thursday, March 25 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Sol Madridejos and Juan Carlos Sancho (Sancho-Madridejos)
“The Space Within the Fold”

April 1–April 30 (INFO)
Exhibition in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville in collaboration with Clear Channel

“Nocturnal Landscapes: Museo en la Calle”

Friday, April 2 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Gabrielle Esperdy with remarks by Carol Ross Barney, Margaret McCurry, and Jana McCann
“Natalie de Blois at 100”

Thursday, April 22 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik (Coryn Kempster Julia Jamrozik), Michelangelo Sabatino, and Nina Helstein
“Living Modern: Surveying Influential Houses and their Inhabitants”

Thursday, May 6 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Ensamble Studio
“Radical Logic”

Wednesday, May 19 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Emily Bills, Chris Grimley, and Mimi Zeiger
“A Renewed Experimentalism: Exploring Late Modernism”

Wednesday, June 23 – (VIDEO)
Lecture by Francine Stock, John P. Klingman, and Evan Mather
“Charles Colbert at 100”

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: