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Jul 19, 2022 By IIDA HQ
Perspective: Changemakers | Scratch Pad
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An exhibition that actively responds to the climate crisis, a visionary designer’s life and career journey, a taste of Scandinavia, a book that embraces architecture’s anthropomorphic qualities, and more.
By IIDA HQ Jul 19, 2022
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(Above: "Energy Revolution" exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Center. Photo by David Hernandez)

WHERE TO GO

Energy Revolution
Chicago Architecture Center
Through October 17, 2022

The Chicago Architecture Center’s largest exhibition is centered around the ways individuals, corporations, and city leaders can work toward a carbon-free future; innovative technologies and the gravitation to renewable sources; and design as a catalyst for change.

Stockholm Design Week
September 5-11, 2022

More than a meeting point for Scandinavian design lovers and aficionados, Stockholm Design Week takes over the Swedish capital for a week-long celebration—a testament to the beautiful albeit simple and functional design that goes far deeper than Hygge-mania.

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"Energy Revolution" exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Center. Photo by David Hernandez.
"Energy Revolution" exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Center. Photo by David Hernandez.
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Montana showroom at Stockholm Design Week. Image courtesy of Montana.
Montana showroom at Stockholm Design Week. Image courtesy of Montana.

WHAT TO EXPLORE

Chris Schanck: Off-World
Museum of Art and Design, NY
Through Jan 8, 2023

Blurring the line between sculpture and furniture, Chris Schanck’s work provides a gateway into an elaborately carved, dramatically colorful otherworldly universe, where design objects tell stories from the past, present, and future.

WHAT TO WATCH

Mau
Directed by Jono Bergmann and Benjamin Bergmann

Learn more about design visionary, author, educator, and artist, Bruce Mau, his life, and his creative journey dedicated to inspiring change in this newly-released feature-length documentary.

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Chris Schanck, "Off-World," Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Photo by Jenna Bascom
Chris Schanck, "Off-World," Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Photo by Jenna Bascom
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Still from MAU (2021)
Still from MAU (2021)

WHAT TO READ

Making Space: Women and the Manmade Environment
by Matrix
Verso (2022)

A timely re-issue of a groundbreaking manifesto that was first published in 1984, Making Space, written by feminist collective Matrix, provides a critique of the patriarchal built environment and the ways it impacts women's lives.

Creatures Are Stirring: A Guide to Architectural Companionship
by Joseph Altshuler and Julia Sedlock
Applied Research & Design (2021)

Embracing architecture’s creaturely qualities the authors reconceptualize buildings as our friends in a book intended to empower designers and broad audiences to reconfigure their relationships to the designed environment.

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Making Space: Women and the Manmade Environment, Matrix (Verso). Image courtesy of Verso.
Making Space: Women and the Manmade Environment, Matrix (Verso). Image courtesy of Verso.
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Creatures Are Stirring: A Guide to Architectural Companionship by Joseph Altshuler and Julia Sedlock. Photo by Brian Griffin
Creatures Are Stirring: A Guide to Architectural Companionship by Joseph Altshuler and Julia Sedlock. Photo by Brian Griffin

WHAT TO CONSIDER

Essential Design Auction
(Online, July 28, 2022, 11AM PST)

A compelling and lively selection of essential design—from classic mid-century works to innovative contemporary pieces—by Chicago’s world-class auction house, Wright.

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Available objects from Wright's Essential Design auction. Image courtesy of Wright.
Available objects from Wright's Essential Design auction. Image courtesy of Wright.
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Available objects from Wright's Essential Design auction. Image courtesy of Wright.
Available objects from Wright's Essential Design auction. Image courtesy of Wright.
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