MAS Context : Analog 2016



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

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.



Presentation by Lucas Daniel, 2016. © Iker Gil.



Presentation by Martin Kastner, 2016. © Tom Harris.



Jeanne Gang, 2016. © Matthew Messner.



Zoë Ryan, 2016. © Matthew Messner.



Jose Esparza, 2016. © Matthew Messner.



Ann Lui and Craig Reschke, 2016. © Matthew Messner.



Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016. © Iker Gil.



Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016. © Iker Gil.



Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016. © Iker Gil.



Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016. © Tom Harris.



Studio Gang Architects tour, 2016. © Tom Harris.



Presentation by Noritaka Minami, 2016. © Iker Gil.



Thomas Kelley, 2016. © Matthew Messner.



Presentation by Klaus, 2016. © Iker Gil.



Boookstore, 2016. © Iker Gil.



Boookstore, 2016. © Iker Gil.



Boookstore, 2016. © Julie Michiels.



Rooftop, 2016. © Tom Harris.



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. | @MASContext

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