Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2019

Plan of Chicago, with rectangular communities, Ludwig Karl Hilberseimer, c. 1955 © Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019. 11:00 am.
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On Saturday, November 9, 2019, MAS Context is organizing the third edition of our Tracing / Traces event when readers will have the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at selected items from the Ryerson & Burnham Archives located at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Five architects/offices will select items of the collection and discuss them in relationship to their practice, the discipline, and/or society. Nathaniel Parks, Tigerman McCurry Art and Architecture Archivist of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, will share the history of the same items.

 

This year’s participants include:

Kelly BairBairBalliet
Gia BiagiStudio Gang
Judith De JongDe Jong Urban Projects
Joshua G. SteinRadical Craft
Dan WheelerWheeler Kearns Architects

 

For previous editions, please visit:

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2018
Archive selection by Paola Aguirre (Borderless), Sarah Dunn (UrbanLab), Grant Gibson (CAMESgibson, Inc.), Geoff Goldberg (G. Goldberg + Associates), and Ellen Grimes (FlohrGrimes).

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2017
Archive selection by Stewart Hicks (Design With Company
Sean Lally (Sean Lally), Ann Lui and Craig Reschke (Future Firm), Margaret McCurry (Tigerman McCurry), and Alison Von Glinow and Lap Chi Kwong (Kwong Von Glinow Design).

 

The Ryerson & Burnham Archives’ collections are notably strong in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century American architecture, with particular depth in midwestern architecture. Architects such as Edward Bennett, Daniel Burnham, Bruce Goff, Bertrand Goldberg, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright are represented in a broad range of papers. Major architectural events, such as the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, The Century of Progress International Exposition of 1933–1934 in Chicago, and the World’s Fair of 1939 in New York, are also represented in an individual archive.

The event is free with museum admission. Please, check coats and bags before entering the library.

 

MAS Context is supported by private donations. For information about how to support MAS Context, please visit: www.mascontext.com/support

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