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October 2015

Barbara Kasten: Stages

October 1, 2015 - January 9, 2016
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts,
4 W Burton Place, Chicago, IL United States
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The Graham Foundation, in partnership with the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, is pleased to present Barbara Kasten: Stages, the first major survey of the work of Chicago artist Barbara Kasten. Organized in conversation with the artist and with full access to her extensive archive, the exhibition will include works spanning her nearly five-decade engagement with abstraction, light, and architectural form. Since the 1970s Kasten has developed her expansive photographic practice through the lens of many different disciplines, including sculpture, painting,…

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The Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

October 3, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Unnamed Venue,
Chicago, IL United States
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The Chicago Architecture Biennial provides a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Through its constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and program of events, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will invite the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion about the future of the field. Visit the event website for more information on venues, times…

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New Urbanism Film Festival 2015

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm
Acme Theater,
135 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Founded in 2013, by a musician and a stand up comedian, the New Urbanism Film Festival celebrates urban planning from the pedestrian perspective.  The annual four day event in Los Angeles showcases short and feature length films submitted from around the world.  The festival also hosts interactive events around the city that get audiences exploring, experiencing, and examining the built environment in fun new ways. The New Urbanism Film Festival was created to move the conversation about urban planning out…

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Modernism Week: Fall Preview 2015

October 9 - October 12
Unnamed Venue,
Palm Springs, CA United States
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Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This exciting “festival” takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. It features more than 100 events including the Modernism Show, home tours, films, lectures, double decker bus tours, parties, walking and bike tours, a pre-fab showcase, vintage fashion, live music events, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. In addition to the events in February, Modernism Week…

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Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale: Fall Edition

October 9 - October 11
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA United States
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Featuring 45 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers with items representing all design movements of the 20th Century. The show opens the evening of Friday, October 9 with an Early Buying Preview Reception to benefit Modernism Week. A Classic Car Show is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, plus book signings and other special events will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

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Zvi Hecker: Two Strips

October 9 - November 29
Sci-Arc Gallery,
960 E. 3rd Street , Los Angeles , CA United States
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Zvi Hecker’s Two Strips converts the SCI-Arc Gallery space from a passive container into an active participant in the exhibition itself. The site-specific installation consists of two strips tying together the gallery’s four walls, ceiling and floor. The intersecting strips serve as backdrop for presenting drawings and paintings by the architect, as well as materials selected by students as representative of Zvi Hecker’s architecture. The installation is both a collaborative project between the architect and students on the installation team,…

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Black in Design Conference

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Harvard Graduate School of Design – Piper Auditorium,
Gund Hall: 48 Quincy St , Cambridge , MA 02138 United States
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The Harvard University Graduate School of Design will be hosting its first Black in Design Conference, organized by the African American Student Union (AASU). The Black in Design Conference seeks to simultaneously recognize the contributions of African Descendants to the design field and broaden our definition of what it means to be a designer. In doing so, we must recognize that it is designers who construct our built environment, which in turn contributes to social inequity within our lived experience.…

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Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture Lecture: Michael Blier / Landworks Studio

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture,
275 W Woodruff Ave , Columbus,, OH 43210 United States
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Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall At Ohio State University

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Architecture and Design Film Festival

October 13
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas,
260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY United States
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The nation’s largest film festival celebrating architecture and design will return to NYC in two brand new locations in Chelsea. Opening night will be held at the SVA Theatre, and the duration of the ADFF, from October 14-18, 2015, will be held at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas – a newer, bigger and more central location to accommodate a large expected audience and allow for exciting new programming. The seventh edition of the festival will present a curated selection of…

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Design Dialogues: Zoned in on Industry

October 13 @ 6:00 pm
Lecture Hall at Chicago Architecture Foundation,
224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago , IL United States
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Over the years, the city of Chicago has introduced a highly complex zoning ordinance called Planned Manufacturing Districts (PMDs), with aim to protect some of our city’s organically formed centers for heavy industry. Now more than ever, architects and planners are taking it upon themselves to determine what the future of our city’s PMDs could be to deliver the most value to Chicagoans. With unprecedented opportunity to redesign a 20th century city for the 21st century and beyond, where will…

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Michael Kubo, “Working Across Platforms”

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SVA Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism,
136 West 21st Street, New York, NY United States
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The boundaries between writing, curatorial, and publishing platforms in design are often porous. In this talk Michael Kubo will discuss recent books, exhibitions, and texts in which a body of related investigations into historical and contemporary practice has taken shape through multiple formats for research and presentation. Michael Kubo is an author, architect, and curator based in Boston. He is a director of pinkcomma gallery and co-author of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (The Monacelli Press, fall 2015).…

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Abend Family Lecture: Florian Idenburg

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:35 pm
Steinberg Auditorium,
Centennial Greenway, St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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Florian Idenburg, principal of SO-IL and associate professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will deliver the Abend Family Lecture, titled To Be Determined. Idenburg is a licensed architect with 17 years of professional experience. In 2008, he founded SO–IL with Jing Liu, an office that focuses on the development of new ideas and their viability in the world. Idenburg has led the firm to become one of the most recognized emerging practices in recent year around…

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