MAS Context : Analog
October 21, 2017



$15 donation collected at the door


On Saturday, October 21, 2017, MAS Context is organizing the fourth edition of MAS Context : Analog in Chicago, our one-day event of talks, an onsite pop-up bookstore, and a film screening. The event is hosted at the Joinery.

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, Institution, Prototype, and Music. The event will include talks by artists, writers, architects, graphic designers, and musicians.

Speakers include Charles Adler, Elizabeth Blasius, Jessica Charlesworth, Judith De Jong, Stewart Hicks, Sean Lally, Marcia Lausen, Angee Lennard, Molly Meyer, Tim Parsons, John Pobojewski, Aaron Rodgers, Micah Stanley, and Alisa Wolfson.

MAS Context : Analog also includes an onsite pop-up bookstore featuring issues of MAS Context as well as books and other items by speakers and other designers.

The talks will be followed by a party in the space with music by Eavan Wallner.



1:30 pm Doors Open

2:00 pm Micah Stanley (Lawton Stanley Architects)
2:15 pm Molly Meyer (The Roof Crop)
2:30 pm Stewart Hicks (Design With Company)
2:45 pm Q&A

3:00 pm Judith De Jong (Architect)
3:15 pm Marcia Lausen (Studio/lab)
3:30 pm Elizabeth Blasius (Blaservations)
3:45 pm Q&A

4:00 – 4:20 pm Screening of the 2017 short film “Starship Chicago” directed by Nathan Eddy. The documentary focuses on the 1985 State of Illinois Center / James R. Thompson Center designed by architect Helmut Jahn, a remarkable building facing an unknown fate.


4:20 – 5:00 pm Break

5:00 pm Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth (Parsons & Charlesworth)
5:15 pm Sean Lally (Architect)
5:30 pm Charles Adler (Center for Lost Arts)
5:45 pm Q&A

6:00 pm Aaron Rodgers (Homeroom) and Angee Lennard (Spudnik Press Cooperative)
6:15 pm Alisa Wolfson (Leo Burnett Department of Design)
6:30 pm John Pobojewski (Thirst)
6:45 pm Q&A

7:00 – 8:00 pm Break

8:00 – 10:30 pm Party with music by Eavan Wallner.

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



This event is open to the general public with a $15 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, buy publications, connect with other designers, and enjoy the party after the talks. It is a celebration of the design community in Chicago and we want you to be part of it.



The event takes place at the Joinery, a dynamic new multi-use venue in the heart of Logan Square. The Joinery is available for all types and sizes of celebrations or for use as a day-light studio, production or gallery/performance space. You can find more information about the event space at or follow them on Instagram at @THEJOINERYCHICAGO.

The Joinery is located at 2533 W Homer Street, next to the Western train stop (CTA Blue Line). The studio is also accessible via the #49 (Western), and #73 (Armitage) 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.



The Joinery © Iker Gil



MAS Context : Analog is proud to be part of the 2017 Chicago Design Week taking place between October 20 and October 27. Chicago Design Week is a partnership between AIGA Chicago, the Chicago Design Museum, and the Society of Typographic Arts. For more information about all the events during the Chicago Design Week, please visit


MAS Context would like to thank the Joinery for allowing us to use their space and to the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for their continuous support.


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





Wheat Harvest at Studio Gang Architects. A collaboration between Omni Ecosystems, The Roof Crop, Urban Habitat Chicago, Studio Gang Architects and Baker Miller. © Omni Ecosystems LLC



“Design for Democracy: Ballot and Election Design” by Marcia Lausen © Marcia Lausen



New Survivalism © Parsons & Charlesworth



Lampo © Alisa Wolfson



Starship Chicago © Nathan Eddy

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