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June 2016

Simple Disruption – A Lecture By Andrew Balster At The Ecole Nationale Supérieure D’Architecture de Saint-Etienne

June 7, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles,
5, avenue de Sceaux, BP 20674-78006
Versailles, France
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The complexity of the contemporary city requires architects and designers to discover and define new methods, tactics, tools and approaches to projects. Balster’s lecture will focus on hybrid forms of design education and practice.

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Public Intent – a democratized design of the Obama Presidential Center

June 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
BuiltWorlds Media,
1260 W Madison St
Chicago, IL United States
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BuiltWorlds launched an online international design competition for the future Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side — in partnership with Arcbazar, Archeworks, CannonDesign, AIA Chicago, Dwell on Design, GreenApple Campus, Autodesk, and Forum8. The unique, non-binding contest parallels the official Obama Foundation competition. More than 280 entrants from around the globe made submissions. A digital panel of 28 juror academics have narrowed the field, and an in-person panel of 6 international juror practitioners will decide the winning design at the Obama Presidential Center Competition and Awards Ceremony at BuiltWorlds’ headquarters on June 16. JUROR PRACTITIONERS • Andrew Balster, Executive Director, Archeworks • Kees Kaan, Founding Principal, KAAN Architecten • Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, FAIA, Codesign Lead, JAHN Architects • Juan Moreno, JGMA Founding President • Dawn Schuette, FAIA, AIA Chicago Board President • Tim Swanson, CannonDesign, Office Practice Leader • Dana Teague, VP Design Group, Dwell On Design

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DENCITY: Competition Results Announced soon…

June 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - July 3, 2016 @ 8:30 pm
Archeworks,
625 N. Kingsbury
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Rapid world growth and urbanization is not allowing cities to adapt and provide for their inhabitants. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Furthermore, already overcrowded cities have to absorb people leaving their rural hometown in hope of job opportunities. There are currently over 1 billion slum dwellers in the world. This number is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030. Now, more than ever, we need to play a central role in the development of substandard neighborhoods. Slums effect much more than just housing; they affect almost all living conditions and communities as a whole. https://shelterglobal.org/competition/

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August 2016

Archeworks Agendas 01

August 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Archeworks,
625 N. Kingsbury
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Join us for Archeworks Agendas 01 - a new platform for sharing ideas and projects that inspire change in Chicago and beyond. The event will showcase the work of emerging leaders, change-makers and critical thinkers who are challenging convention, approaching dilemmas and defining new tools and methods. The short presentations will be followed by Q+A. The event will culminate with a reception and opportunity to meet others with shared interests. Free and open to the public. RSVP required.

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October 2016

Alessandro Orsini Lecture: Fifth Dimensional Cities

October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Archeworks,
625 N. Kingsbury
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Alessandro Orsini, founding partner of Architensions, a Brooklyn based practice co-led with Nick Roseboro, will share a model of practice that refuses to separate architecture from urbanism proposing a paradigm antithetical to modern capitalism, giving back to architecture its autonomous form. Focusing on the design process of their latest projects in Australia and Denmark, Alessandro will give a view into their newly published book “Forma Urbana” and in particular their theory on “Fifth Dimensional Cities”, which is also the title of their upcoming exhibition at the Java Project Gallery in Brooklyn this fall. Alessandro Orsini studied architecture in Rome at RomaTre School of Architecture with Alessandro Anselmi and Tommaso Giuralongo and in New York at the Graduate School of Planning and Preservation at Columbia University with Yehuda Safran. Before founding Architensions he worked with Steven Holl Architects as a project architect of the Sunslice House and in the team of many other projects. Alessandro currently teaches at New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture. Space is limited. RSVP required. Presented in partnershp with the AIADO Department at School of the Art Insitute of Chicago

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Chicago Ideas Week: Explore Public Interest Design with Archeworks & CannonDesign

October 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Archeworks,
625 N. Kingsbury
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Take on the role of policy maker, designer or community stakeholder at this exciting CIW Lab led jointly by CannonDesign and Archeworks. Participants will be given a scenario in which they’ll have to work collaboratively and propose solutions to challenges in their local community, ranging from waste solutions to public housing. Walk away from this Lab with an understanding of the complicated factors that go into public planning, as well as the knowledge to make a real social impact in your own neighborhood. Sign up at https://www.chicagoideas.com/events/explore-public-interest-design-with-cannondesign-archeworks  

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December 2016

City Open Workshop

December 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Archeworks,
625 N. Kingsbury
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CITY OPEN Workshop is hands-on bi-weekly meet up to share, learn and contribute to projects connecting city design and public policy. Join us for this beta-test workshop series and collaborate among colleagues from urban design and planning, architecture, infrastructure, sustainability, and related fields of practice both from public and private organizations that are enthusiastic about creating and supporting civic projects. Bring your skills and experience to the workshop— teach something, learn something, create something while connecting with civic-minded young professionals. Learn more and register here.

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January 2017

Mid-Year Design Review

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Archeworks,
625 N. Kingsbury
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Participants in our Postgraduate Certificate in Public Interest Design program share work in progress on Social Construction, a year-long project in partnership with the National Public Housing Museum critically exploring public housing and the broader systems, policies, biases, and histories of housing insecurity, structural racism, income disparities, and community. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP required.

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February 2017

City of Ideas: Architects’ Voices and Visions

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chicago Design Museum,
108 N State St 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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The complexity of the contemporary city requires architects and designers to discover and define new methods, tactics, tools and approaches to projects. Andrew Balster’s lecture - Disruptive Intent - will focus on hybrid forms of design education and practice, along with current projects at Archeworks. ChiDM Presents is an event series within City of Ideas: Architects' Voices and Visions. All events are free and open to the public, and held at the Chicago Design Museum on the 3rd floor of Block 37. RSVP on Facebook

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SEGD: Off the Grid Conference

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Wellington, New Zealand
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Andrew Balster is Keynote speaker at Off the Grid Conference in Wellington, New Zealand Andrew Balster is a Chicago-based leader operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism, public policy, sociology, and academia and executive director of Archeworks. Working closely with influential leaders in the public and private sector, ranging from architects and planners to government officials and social activists, he creates research platforms with universities to explore many forms of cultural production. In practice, Andrew has worked on projects that are broad in typology and scale – ranging from small civic centers to super-tall towers to entire urban districts.

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