MAS Context Fall Talks 2014
David Schalliol

 

Video shot and edited by Ben Derico.

Lecture by David Schalliol as part of the MAS Context 2014 Fall Talks in Chicago. The lecture took place on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the International Museum of Surgical Science. The Fall Talks are hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians.

 

David Schalliol is a PhD candidate in the University of Chicago’s Department of Sociology who explores the transformation of urban centers through hybrid ethnographic, filmic, and photographic projects. His writing and photographs have appeared in such publications as the American Sociologist, Design Observer, Revue Gest, and MAS Context (here and here), as well as in numerous exhibitions, including the inaugural Belfast, Northern Ireland Photo Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers Project. The Japanese publisher Utakatado released his first book Isolated Building Studies, in February 2014. Schalliol contributed to Highrise: Out My Window, an interactive documentary that won the 2011 International Digital Emmy for Non-Fiction. His current film project is supported by the Graham Foundation, the Driehaus Foundation, and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. It was additionally included in the Kartemquin Films/Tribeca Film Institute Tribeca Hacks Program.

In his talk, titled “The Area,” David discusses the documentary film he is currently developing that focuses on a portion of Englewood where 400 families are being displaced by the expansion of the Norfolk Southern South Side 47th Street Terminal. The documentary investigates the tangible tensions between residents and the pressures of contemporary transportation policy by following neighbors living on borrowed time, maintaining friendships and traditions while struggling with new problems in their vanishing community.

MAS Context Fall Talks 2014
Alison Fisher

 

Video shot and edited by Ben Derico.

Lecture by Alison Fisher as part of the MAS Context 2014 Fall Talks in Chicago. The lecture took place on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the International Museum of Surgical Science. The Fall Talks are hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians.

 

Alison Fisher is an assistant curator of architecture and design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Since joining the museum, she has curated many exhibitions including the retrospective Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention (2011–12), and the current exhibition The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, which will travel to the Princeton University Art Museum in 2015. She completed her PhD in Art and Architectural History at Northwestern University and her research often focuses on issues of late modern architecture, housing, and urbanism in the United States and Europe. She is the local chair for the 2015 national conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Chicago.

MAS Context Fall Talks 2014
Molly Wright Steenson

 

Video shot and edited by Ben Derico.

Lecture by Molly Wright Steenson as part of the MAS Context 2014 Fall Talks in Chicago. The lecture took place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the International Museum of Surgical Science. The Fall Talks are hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians.

 

Molly Wright Steenson is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she focuses on digital media studies. Her research focuses on the nexus of architecture, urbanism, infrastructure, design, technology and communication from the 19th to the 21st centuries. She researches architectures of information, the implications of big data, pneumatic tube systems, postal services, and mobile phone and social media use. She holds a PhD (2014) from Princeton University’s School of Architecture and her dissertation was titled “Architectures of Information: Christopher Alexander, Cedric Price, Nicholas Negroponte and MIT’s Architecture Machine Group.” She has also taught interaction design for a decade and was a professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy, where she led the Connected Communities research group, and was an adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in the GradMedia Studies Program.
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