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MAS Context 2022 Fall Talks

August 25, 2022

We are happy to share the events of our MAS Context 2022 Fall Talks series. This series features exhibitions, lectures on remarkable buildings and practices, film screenings, installations, and a new look at the Ryerson & Burnham Art and Architecture Archives located at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Facade, 2010. © Noritaka Minami.

September 1-September 6 – (INFO)
Installation by Germane Barnes as part of Concéntrico 08

Tuesday, September 13 – (INFO)
Lecture by Conor O’Shea
“Designing Urban Biodiversity: Landscape Strategies for Multispecies Design”

September 22-December 8 – (INFO)
Exhibition by Noritaka Minami

Tuesday, September 27 – (INFO)
Lecture by Jean-Claude Girard with a response by Geoff Goldberg
“The Complex and Multifaceted Work of Leandro Valencia Locsin”

Thursday, October 6 – (INFO)
Lecture by Noritaka Minami and fala
“A Capsule As a House”

Tuesday, October 25 – (INFO)
Lecture by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher and Ken Tadashi Oshima
“The Aesthetic of Transience”

November 1–November 30 – (INFO)
Film screening
“The Area”

Saturday, November 12 – (INFO)
Presentations by Elizabeth Blasius, Ania Jaworska, Ralph Johnson, Patricia Saldaña Natke, and Kekeli Sumah
“Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2022”

Monday, November 14 – (INFO)
Conversation with Deborah Payne and David Schalliol moderated by Shawhin Roudbari
“The Area panel discussion”

Wednesday, November 16 – (INFO)
Film screening followed by a Q&A with Naomi Pollock, John Zukowsky, and Noritaka Minami
“Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction”

Monday, November 21 – (INFO)
Lecture by Stewart Hicks, Klaus, and Katherine Solomonson
“Chicago Tribune Tower Competition 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: