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  1. Renegade Craft Fair 2009

    Renegade Craft Fair 2009

    The Renegade Craft Fair is accepting applications for its Los Angeles and San Francisco shows, each of which will be happening in mid-July. All handmade items are welcome to be submitted, from...

    03.01.09

  2. Green Urban Living Event

    Stop by the first mixed-use building within the Triangle district for a weekend-long open house showcasing sustainable design. Four out of the ten lofts will be open to the public; each has been...

    03.01.09

  3. Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

    In this hands-on workshop from Slow Food Chicago, you will graft and take home a low-maintenance fruit tree that can produce fruit organically without harmful spraying. There will also be fruit...

    03.19.09

  4. Spring Sale at Renegade Handmade

    Spring Sale at Renegade Handmade

    Stop by the brick and mortar shop, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, for DIY goods from over 300 independent artists. To celebrate spring, Renegade will offer 25% off select housewares...

    03.20.09

  5. Post-Fuller Effect with Architects Inigo Manglano-Ovalle and Doug Garofalo

    In this series, artists, filmmakers, designers, architects, ecologists, anthropologists, and educators consider Buckminster Fuller's work and influence.

    04.01.09

  6. Annual Morel Hunt and Lunch

    Annual Morel Hunt and Lunch

    Join mycologist Leon Shernoff and Slow Food Chicago for a guided hunt for morels.  Leon is the editor of  Mushroom The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, the only North American consumer...

    04.20.09

  7. NASA Astronaut Speaks about Recent Hubble Repair Mission

    Dr. John Grunsfeld, a NASA astronaut and a Chicago native, will discuss and showcase images from his recent 13-day trip to the International Space Station for the final servicing mission for...

    06.12.09

  8. Modern Design at Wright

    Modern Design at Wright

    Over 400 noteworthy designs from the 20th century, from a selection of Edward Wormley designs for Dunbar to works by Philippe Starck from the collection of Ian Schrager, will be offered. Pieces...

    08.20.09

  9. ACADIA 2009 reForm()

    ACADIA 2009 reForm()

    The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, is proud to host "reForm()" -- A conference that explores how...

    10.15.09

  10. Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s

    Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s

    Approximately 140 prints, drawings, collages, and watercolors from the permanent collection offer the opportunity to ruminate on what constituted “modern” at various moments during the...

    01.01.10

  11. Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago

    Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago

    Responding to both the perceived inferiority of machine-made objects and the ills created by industrialization, the Arts and Crafts movement sought to restore dignity to labor and integrate art...

    01.03.10

  12. Alexander Calder in Focus

    Alexander Calder in Focus

    Though Alexander Calder began his career as an artist focused on drawing and painting, he is best known for creating colorful, whimsical stabiles, mobiles, and large-scale sculptures of natural...

    01.03.10

  13. 2010 Spirit Awards

    2010 Spirit Awards

    Designs for Dignity Designs for Dignity believes that the built environment can have a transformative impact on the experience of those in need. Often, those who could benefit the most from good...

    03.11.10

  14. Alice Rawsthorn to Speak at Art Institute

    Alice Rawsthorn to Speak at Art Institute

    The Architecture & Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce a conversation between British design critic, Alice Rawsthorn, and the Art Institute's Zoë Ryan,...

    03.16.10

  15. Architecture for Change Summit

    Architecture for Change Summit

    A national summit on affordable housing is taking place September 22-24th at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Designers and activists will join panel discussions on why change is necessary,...

    09.01.10

  16. Chicago's Renegade Craft Fair

    Chicago's Renegade Craft Fair

    Wicker Park will play host for Chicago's 8th Annual Renegade Craft Fair on September 11th and 12th. Hundreds of today's indie craft talents will be setting up shop on Division Street between Damen...

    09.09.10

  17. Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design

    Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design

    The Internet has undoubtedly transformed the world we live in; its unprecedented access to and layering of information lead to greater interaction and engagement, and a complex understanding of...

    11.28.10

  18. NeoCon Chicago

    NeoCon Chicago

    NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with more than 140 CEU-accredited seminars...

    05.25.11

  19. The Good Design Show

    The Good Design Show

    Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Good Design bestows international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and...

    06.08.11

  20. A Golden Spider-Silk Textile

    A Golden Spider-Silk Textile

     Strands of silk from over one million of Madagascar’s golden orb spiders (Nephila madagascariensis) were woven together to make this dazzling textile, the only one of its kind in the...

    08.02.11

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