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MAS Context 2022 Year in Review

December 13, 2022

We are looking back at the work done in 2022. Please, consider supporting our work, whether with an economic donation of any amount, or by purchasing a publication or print.

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Dear MAS Context community,

As we approach the end of the year, we are looking back at the work we have done and shared throughout 2022.

  • This year we published multiple articles as part of our Observations section, including the objection from Denise Scott Brown to the alterations to the Sainsbury Wing, David Schalliol’s return to Chicago to document sites where buildings were demolished 10 years ago, an interview with the engineers of the iconic roof of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, and a celebration of the remarkable career of Chicago-born architect John Warren Moutoussamy.
  • We organized events in the spring and fall, including virtual and in-person film screenings, lectures about emerging and established practices, and several panel discussions.
  • We continued our work conducting long interviews with architects and designers, publishing the oral history of Chicago-based architect Margaret McCurry.
  • We hired architectural historian Elizabeth Blasius to write a monthly column for MAS Context.
  • At our MAS Context Reading Room, we organized the exhibition 1972/Accumulations by visual artist Noritaka Minami that provided an unprecedented look at the Nakagin Capsule Tower.
  • MAS Context was the presenting organization of Intersect, the installation by architect Germane Barnes at the Concentrico Festival in Logroño, Spain.
  • We collaborated with many people and organizations, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Architecture Center, and Concéntrico.
  • Last but not least, we worked with Chicago-based Span to launch a completely redesigned website and identity. The website focuses on presenting the content driven by editorial decisions, allowing MAS Context to tailor each presentation to the narrative.

This is just a sample of the many remarkable activities that took place this year. We look forward to engaging with all of you in 2023 with new initiatives, events, and publications, all shared publicly and free of charge. Since our founding in 2009, we have believed in an open exchange of knowledge, so all of our work, future and past, is and will be available online.

If you are in a position to support nonprofit organizations, we ask that you keep MAS Context, a 501c3 organization, in mind. Donations to MAS Context are tax-deductible. Your support will make a big difference to our small but committed organization.

We have an anonymous donor that will match donations up to $5,000 in total. This is significant for us and we need your help to make it happen.

If you decide to support our work, whether with an economic donation of any amount, by purchasing a publication or print, or by sharing our work with friends and colleagues, our most sincere thank you.

- Iker Gil, Founder and Editor in Chief