LEVEL 2014

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This September 11-20, Chicago will showcase LEVEL, a ten-day, contemporary architecture and art event that explores the latest in design and technology through the presentation of innovative, large-scale architecture and new media installations. LEVEL2014 is the second installment of this annual event, and will feature: 11+ original architecture, art, and technology installations located within the Downtown Chicago Loop; curated local, site-specific DJs and musicians; and special events to educate and expose the public to current advances and future prospects of architecture, art and technology.

LEVEL exhibition spaces include unseen, unused, or underutilized locales in Downtown Chicago. Sites selected showcase rooftops, private courtyards and lobbies, empty buildings and storefronts, and other unique architectural places that are often inaccessible to the public. These historic sites are easily walked by unnoticed, literally hidden from view, waiting to be exposed during LEVEL. Uncovering these spaces via a self-guided walking discovery tour of Downtown Chicago, combined with site-specific contemporary architecture and art interventions, exemplifies the LEVEL experience.

Participants for LEVEL 2014 are selected by a local Chicago Host Committee and Exhibition Director/Curator, Melissa Urcan via invitation and an RFP process. The RFP is open to local, national and international artists and designers, and closes June 20, 2014. The LEVEL 2014 Host Committee includes Brad Lynch, AIA, Partner – Brinistool+Lynch; Patricia Natke, Founding Partner, UrbanWorks; Obi Nwazota, Owner, Orangeskin; Sabrina Raaf, New Media Arts School of Art & Art History, UIC, Chicago; Marcin Szef, Designer, John Ronan Architects; and Ed Uhlir, FAIA, Executive Director, Millennium Park.

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