MAS Context : Analog 2016
Klaus

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Cartoonist Klaus presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

Klaus is a frustrated cartoonist who lives in an old castle in Europe, intermittently uploading his cartoons in Klaustoon’s Blog since 2009. Much to his surprise, his work is often published in architectural publications, such as The New City Reader, Aequus, eVolo, (In)forma, Clog, (Dis)Courses, Harvard Design Magazine, The Harvard Satyrical Press, MAS Context, Conditions, Studio, Project International, or Volume. Also, it has been exhibited in places such as Barcelona, Cambridge, Chicago, London, Naples, New York, Portimao, or, most importantly, OMA’s canteen. Currently, he publishes a monthly cartoon in the “Klaus’s Cube” section of uncube magazine and still owes Sanford Kwinter a cartoon. He is not Rem Koolhaas.
klaustoon.wordpress.com | @klaustoon

MAS Context : Analog 2016
Thomas Kelley

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Architect Thomas Kelley presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

Thomas Kelley was raised in Canberra, Berlin, Warsaw, Tegucigalpa, Oxford, Lima, and Washington D.C. Thomas is the recipient of the Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship from SUNY Buffalo and the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UIC School of Architecture and operates an architecture collaborative with Carrie Norman under the pseudonym Norman Kelley. The practice has been awarded the 2014 Young Architect’s Prize by the Architectural League of New York and their design work is currently represented by Volume Gallery in Chicago. Their recently designed Aesop boutique opened a few weeks ago in Wicker Park.
www.normankelley.us | @NormanKelleyLLC | @ThomKelley

MAS Context : Analog 2016
Noritaka Minami

 

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Artist Noritaka Minami presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore, and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

Noritaka Minami was born in Osaka, Japan in 1981 and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1987. He is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago. In his art practice, Minami is interested in using the medium of photography to investigate the histories of built environments that are proposals of the future envisioned in the past and how their current states allow for the reflection of the contemporary moment in society.
www.noritakaminami.com

MAS Context : Analog 2016
Tricia Van Eck

 

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Curator Tricia Van Eck presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore, and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

After 13 years of working at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, where she was Associate Curator, Tricia Van Eck left to focus on 6018North. Founded in May 2011, 6018North is an artist-centered, sustainable, nonprofit platform and venue for innovative art and culture. It is located in a dilapidated mansion, at 6018 North Kenmore in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. All of their installations create unique, intimate encounters between art and audiences, a hallmark of Van Eck’s programming.
www.6018north.org | @6018North

MAS Context : Analog 2016
Future Firm

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Architects Craig Reschke and Ann Lui present at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

Future Firm is a Chicago-based architecture office founded by Craig Reschke, AIA, and Ann Lui. They are interested in the intersections between landscape territories and architectural spectacle. Recent research explores the relationship between finance, economy, and the built environment.
www.future-firm.org | @FutureFirm | @paperarchitect | @craigreschke

MAS Context : Analog 2016
José Esparza

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Curator José Esparza presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

José Esparza Chong Cuy is the new Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Esparza was most recently based in Mexico City, where he was the Associate Curator at the Museo Jumex. In 2013, Esparza was curator of the New Publics program at the Lisbon Architecture Triennial titled Close, Closer. José aims to connect art with contemporary and historic world events, to situate it within a larger social, economic, and political discourse.
www.mcachicago.org | @mcachicago | @JoseEsparza

MAS Context : Analog 2016
Zoë Ryan

 

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Curator Zoë Ryan presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore, and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

Zoë Ryan is the John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Since joining the museum in 2006, she has taken an interdisciplinary approach to her work, curating exhibitions of graphic design, furniture, fashion, and architecture. Her most recent exhibition is Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye (2015). She is a Lecturer in the Art History Department at the School of the Art Institute and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2014, she was the curator of the second Istanbul Design Biennial.
www.artic.edu@zoeryanprojects

MAS Context : Analog 2016
Jeanne Gang

 

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Architect Jeanne Gang presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore, and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

Jeanne Gang is the founding principal of Studio Gang and a MacArthur Fellow. Jeanne is recognized internationally for a design process that forefronts the relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. Drawing insight from ecological systems, her analytical and creative approach has produced some of today’s most compelling design work, including the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo and Aqua Tower. A recipient of the 2013 National Design Award (Cooper Hewitt Design Museum), Jeanne was named the 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review.
www.studiogang.com@studiogang

MAS Context : Analog 2016
Martin Kastner

 

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Designer Martin Kastner presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore, and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

Martin Kastner founded Crucial Detail in 1998, shortly after his arrival in the US. He was born in the Czech Republic, trained as a blacksmith and spent some time restoring historical metalworks at a castle in Western Bohemia before moving on to natural materials design and sculpture. He. He is best known for his Alinea serviceware concepts, which landed him on The Future Laboratory’s list of 100 most influential individuals in contemporary design.
www.crucialdetail.com@CrucialDetail@MartinKastner

MAS Context : Analog 2016
Lucas Daniel

 

Video shot and edited by Matthew Goetz.

Designer Lucas Daniel presents at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG 2016, an event organized by MAS Context on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Chicago. The one-day event included presentations of emerging and established designers, a temporary bookstore, and an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects.

 

Lucas Daniel is a Partner at gravitytank. With over 10 years of consulting experience, Lucas has a passion for problem solving and involving others in the innovation process. In 2011, he saw a need for holistic or systems-level thinking in food innovation and built a team and practice focused on Food Experience Design. Prior to his work with gravitytank, Lucas received his Master of Design degree from the Institute of Design, IIT. He has a diverse background in interaction design, publishing, and cultural anthropology. He holds a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley.
www.gravitytank.com@FXD_GT@gravitytankinc

MAS Context : Analog
Chicago 2016

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On Saturday, June 4, 2016, MAS Context organized the third edition of MAS Context : Analog, our one-day event of talks, exhibitions, and an onsite pop-up bookstore in Chicago. The event was organized in collaboration with AIGA as part of Chicago Design Week and it was hosted at Studio Gang Architects.

MAS Context : Analog gathered a group of emerging and established practitioners within the field of design who discussed their work based on four proposed themes: Food, Domesticity, Exhibition, and Communication. The event included talks by artists, curators, architects, photographers, graphic designers, industrial designers, and cartoonist.

Speakers included:
Lucas Daniel (gravitytank)Video of talk
José Esparza (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)Video of talk
Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects)Video of talk
Martin Kastner (Crucial Detail)Video of talk
Thomas Kelley (Norman Kelley)Video of talk
Klaus (architect and cartoonist)Video of talk
Ann Lui and Craig Reschke (Future Firm)Video of talk
Noritaka Minami (artist)Video of talk
Zoë Ryan (Art Institute of Chicago)Video of talk
Rick Valicenti (Thirst)
Tricia Van Eck (6018North)Video of talk
Alisa Wolfson (Leo Burnett Department of Design)

MAS Context : Analog also included an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects and an onsite pop-up bookstore featuring books by speakers and other designers.

MAS Context : Analog was proud to be part of Chicago Design Week. Chicago Design Week was a partnership between AIGA Chicago, the Chicago Design Museum, MAS Context, and the Society of Typographic Arts. For more information, please visit www.chicagodesignweek.com

We would like to thank Studio Gang Architects for allowing us to use their space, to AIGA Chicago, and to the Graham Foundation for their continuous support. And of course, thank you so much to all the presenters and to all of you who attended the event. You can find a few photos of the event below.

 

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Presentation by Lucas Daniel, 2016 © Iker Gil

 

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Presentation by Martin Kastner, 2016 © Tom Harris

 

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Jeanne Gang, 2016 © Matthew Messner

 

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Zoë Ryan, 2016 © Matthew Messner

 

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Jose Esparza, 2016 © Matthew Messner

 

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Ann Lui and Craig Reschke, 2016 © Matthew Messner

 

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Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016 © Iker Gil

 

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Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016 © Iker Gil

 

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Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016 © Iker Gil

 

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Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016 © Tom Harris

 

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Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016 © Tom Harris

 

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Presentation by Noritaka Minami, 2016 © Iker Gil

 

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Thomas Kelley, 2016 © Matthew Messner

 

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Presentation by Klaus, 2016 © Iker Gil

 

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Boookstore, 2016 © Iker Gil

 

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Boookstore, 2016 © Iker Gil

 

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Boookstore, 2016 © Julie Michiels

 

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Rooftop, 2016 © Tom Harris

 

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Rooftop, 2016 © Tom Harris

 

Photographs by Matthew Messner, Tom Harris, Julie Michiels, and Iker Gil.

 

MAS Context, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context. Each issue delivers a comprehensive view of a single topic through the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives who, together, instigate the debate.
www.mascontext.com | @MASContext

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