MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
Helmut Jahn: In a Flash


Between December 3 and December 19, 2021, MAS Context and the Goethe-Institut Chicago hosted the digital screening of Helmut Jahn: In A Flash, a documentary by Nathan Eddy. The film will be available on this page. Helmut Jahn: In A Flash had its world premiere in Chicago on December 1, 2021, presented by MAS Context and the Goethe-Institut Chicago.


About Helmut Jahn: In A Flash

Helmut Jahn was an endlessly inventive, persistently evolving architect in possession of astounding nerve and unflagging creative exuberance. An interview from June 2016, conducted in Jahn’s Chicago office, sheds light on his approach to design, his personal evolution as an architect, and the challenges facing the contemporary city.



This event was organized by MAS Context in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago.




Director & Producer: Nathan Eddy
Editor & Sound/Color Correction: Leonardo Franke
Music: Paul Bonomo
Aerial Photography: Carson Cloud
Aerial Photography Philadelphia: Andy D’Angelo
Helmut Jahn Interview Camera/Sound: Brian Cagle
Additional Photography: Lucas Rucci


Helmut Jahn: In a Flash still. Courtesy of Nathan Eddy.


Nathan Eddy is an award-winning American filmmaker and journalist specializing in architecture and urban planning issues. His first two films, The Absent Column and Starship Chicago, document the struggle to protect Chicago’s architectural heritage. In 2017, Eddy organized and led the successful protest movement to landmark New York City’s epochal postmodern skyscraper, Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s AT&T Building.

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