MAS Context : Analog
Chicago 2016



$10 donation collected at the door


On Saturday, June 4, 2016, MAS Context is organizing the third edition of MAS Context : Analog, our one-day event of talks, exhibitions, and an onsite pop-up bookstore in Chicago. The event is organized in collaboration with AIGA as part of Chicago Design Week and it will be hosted at Studio Gang Architects.

MAS Context : Analog will gather a group of emerging and established practitioners within the field of design who will discuss their work based on four proposed themes: Food, Domesticity, Exhibition, and Communication. The event will include talks by artists, curators, architects, photographers, graphic designers, industrial designers, and cartoonist.

Speakers include Lucas Daniel, José Esparza, Jeanne Gang, Martin Kastner, Norman Kelley, Klaus, Ann Lui, Noritaka Minami, Craig Reschke, Zoë Ryan, Rick Valicenti, Tricia Van Eck, and Alisa Wolfson.

MAS Context : Analog also includes an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects and an onsite pop-up bookstore featuring books by speakers and other designers.



1:30 pm Doors Open

2:00 pm Lucas Daniel (gravitytank)
2:15 pm Martin Kastner (Crucial Detail)
2:30 pm Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects)
2:45 pm Q&A

3:00 pm Zoë Ryan (Art Institute of Chicago)
3:15 pm Jose Esparza (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)
3:30 pm Ann Lui and Craig Reschke (Future Firm)
3:45 pm Q&A

4:00 – 5:00 pm Break and tour of Studio Gang Architects

5:00 pm Tricia Van Eck (6018North)
5:15 pm Noritaka Minami (artist)
5:30 pm Thomas Kelley (Norman Kelley)
5:45 pm Q&A

6:00 pm Klaus (architect and cartoonist)
6:15 pm Alisa Wolfson (Leo Burnett Department of Design)
6:30 pm Rick Valicenti (Thirst)
6:45 pm Q&A

7:00 – 8:00 PM Happy Hour

(Schedule and timeslots may change as we approach the event)



This event is open to the general public with a $10 donation collected at the door. Please RSVP so we can prepare accordingly. Stop by anytime or plan to stay all afternoon, listen to the talks, check out the exhibition, buy publications, connect with other designers… It is a celebration of the design community in Chicago and we want you to be part of it.



The event takes place at Studio Gang Architects, an architecture and urbanism collective founded by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang and located in Chicago and New York. You can find more information about the studio at

The studio is located at 1520 W Division Street, next to the Division train stop (CTA Blue Line). The studio is also accessible via the #70 (Division), #9 (Ashland), and #56 (Milwaukee) bus routes. Use Google maps to find your route. We encourage the use of public transportation, bicycles, and walking. Street parking is limited in the area.



MAS Context : Analog is proud to be part of Chicago Design Week. Chicago Design Week is a partnership between AIGA Chicago, the Chicago Design Museum, MAS Context, and the Society of Typographic Arts. For more information, please visit


MAS Context 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.

Image by the Leo Burnett Department of Design.


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



Selection of objects designed by Crucial Detail © Crucial Detail



1972 © Noritaka Minami



Circus for construction © Future Firm



Hypertourism © Klaus

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