MAS Context : Analog




Please join us on Saturday, October 13th, 2012, to enjoy the second edition of MAS Context : Analog, our one-day event of presentations, exhibitions and an onsite bookstore in Chicago. The event is organized along with NEW PROJECTS.

MAS Context : Analog will gather a group of emerging and established practitioners within the field of design who will discuss their work based on proposed themes. The event will include presentations by artists, academics, architects, urban designers, graphic designers and industrial designers.

Speakers include Jimenez Lai, Sean Lally, David Brown, David Rueter, John Pobojewski, Sara C. Aye & George Aye, Andrew Clark, David Sieren & Sam Rosen, Ed Marszewski, Marc Fisher, Claire Warner & Sam Vinz, and Dieter Roelstraete.

The event also includes “Architectural Narratives,” an exhibition of the work of Jimenez Lai and Klaus, and an onsite bookstore by Half Letter Press, a publishing imprint and an experimental online store initiated by Temporary Services.

The presentations will be followed by a closing party that will include a DJ set by Dieter Roelstraete.




1:00 pm Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular)
1:20 pm Sean Lally (WEATHERS)
1:40 pm David Brown (UIC SoA)
2:00 pm Q&A and Discussion

3:00 pm David Rueter (SAIC)
3:20 pm John Pobojewski (Thirst)
3:40 pm Sara C. Aye & George Aye (Greater Good Studio)
4:00 pm Q&A and Discussion

5:00 pm Andrew Clark (MINIMAL)
5:20 pm David Sieren & Sam Rosen (The Post Family)
5:40 pm Ed Marszewski (Co-Prosperity Sphere)
6:00 pm Q&A and Discussion

7:00 pm Marc Fisher (Temporary Services)
7:20 pm Claire Warner & Sam Vinz (Volume Gallery)
7:40 pm Dieter Roelstraete (MCA)
8:00 pm Q&A and Discussion

9:00 – 11:00 pm CLOSING PARTY

(Schedule may change as we approach the event. Check back for the final lineup.)



This event is free and open to the general public. Please RSVP to so we can prepare accordingly. It is an all-day event so please stop by anytime or plan to stay all day, listen to the presentations, check 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 NEW PROJECTS, an urbanism studio, research center, and exhibition space in Chicago directed by Marshall Brown and Stephanie Smith. You can find more information about NEW PROJECTS here

The space is located at 3621 South State Street, close to the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT train stop (CTA Green Line), the Sox/35th train stop (CTA Red Line) and the 35th/’Lou’ Jones/Bronzeville train stop (Metra Rock Island District). The space is also accessible via the #29 (State) bus route. 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. Image by Klaus.



MAS Context : Analog is proud to be a Chicago Ideas Week Affiliate Event.

Chicago Ideas Week is an annual weeklong initiative that brings together globally recognized visionaries to speak on a variety of critical issues, social topics, and breakthrough concepts in order to foster connectivity for people in and around the Midwest. For more information, please visit:



MAS Context : Analog is supported by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, AIA Chicago, STA The Society of Typographic Arts, and IIT College of Architecture. Thanks so much!


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

NEW PROJECTS is an urbanism studio, research center, and exhibition space in Chicago directed by Marshall Brown and Stephanie Smith. The 3400 square foot storefront is a new center for instigating, nurturing, and realizing advanced thinking in architecture, urban design and aesthetic culture.

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