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March 2016

Andrew Moddrell

March 23, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Archeworks,
625 N. Kingsbury
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Andrew Moddrell is a founding director of PORT. He is currently leading a diverse range of PORT’s public realm design projects in Chicago, Denver, Cleveland and Knoxville. Mr. Moddrell teaches seminars and design studios related to contemporary urbanism as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UIC School of Architecture and as the 2015-16 Eliel Saarinen Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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May 2016

Design Reviews

May 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BuiltWorlds Media,
1260 W Madison St
Chicago, IL United States
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Participants in our Postgraduate Certificate in Public Interest Design program present work on WA$TED MARKET, a multi-year initiative to expand the building material reuse marketplace. Team projects range from apps that forecast availability of materials to new business models that stimulate supply and demand. Join us! This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP required.

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June 2016

Archeworks a partner of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

June 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - June 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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The world’s global cities are converging on Chicago. Global cities drive political, social, and economic policies and solve critical world challenges. This three-day forum, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, will bring together leaders in the major pillars of urban life – business innovators, education visionaries, cultural luminaries, civic pioneers – to discuss how they can collaborate to improve their cities, and the world.   Sessions will address global cities as world economic drivers, the importance of art and culture, the foreign policy of cities, sustainability, security… the list goes on. Big issues. Big ideas.

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Archeworks to Lecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure D’Architecture Versailles

June 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles,
5, avenue de Sceaux, BP 20674-78006
Versailles, France
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In 1900, Theodore Dreiser made the protagonist of his new novel, Sister Carrie, describe with a certain awe the neighborhoods through which the train passed, before arriving to Union Station at the center of Chicago. At the time, those peripheral neighborhoods played a role that is difficult to imagine today, as many of them have laid disaffected, a result of racial divide and affection for the farther suburbs. With the millennials now favoring public transportation and living closer to the center over long commutes and sprawling suburbs, these neighborhoods around the city center have gained more prestige. While developers see this as an incredible windfall, it is important for the city to respect the cultural and social assets of each individual community and to grow more continuously. Odile Compagnon will share her knowledge about some of the neighborhoods located in the periphery of Chicago’s center : Woodlawn, North Lawndale, Jefferson Park, comparing their urban development, economic and social stakes. In particular, Compagnon will expose the role of the arts, science and the humanities in the appropriation of neighborhoods and infrastructures by their users. Andrew Balster will describe how Archeworks has, for over 20 years, created a platform where students, designers and policy makers can work together, address issues of universal design, accessibility to community health, local food systems, sustainable land use, infrastructure, waste recycling and governance while planning a visionary future for the Chicago metropolitan region as a whole, setting an example to every city around the world where the dichotomy between center and periphery could/should become a dynamic symbiosis.

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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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