MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Characters in the Theater of Everyday Life


Doll Face, 2016. © Design With Company.


The Character issue of MAS Context was discussed on Tuesday, October 24, as part of MAS Context’s 2017 Fall Talks series. The panel took place at the Claudia Cassidy Theater located in the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602).


Characters in the Theater of Everyday Life


Issue 32 of MAS Context focuses on the topic of Character. Guest edited by the Chicago-based architecture studio Design With Company, the issue explores three specific areas: buildings as characters; occupants as characters; and architects as characters. During the event, five panelists will discuss their contribution to the issue and the role of Character in architecture.

Participants include:

Ellie Abrons
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Grant Gibson
Clinical Assistant Professor, UIC

Andrew Holder
Assistant Professor, Harvard University GSD

Ania Jaworska
Clinical Assistant Professor, UIC

John McMorrough
Associate Professor, University of Michigan
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Design With Company as well as several of the contributors to the issue are included in the 2017 edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, such as Ania Jaworska, Bureau Spectacular, MOS, and Sam Jacob Studio.


This event was presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.




MAS Context is supported by a grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and by private donations. For information about how to support MAS Context, please visit:



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