Chicago, IL, USA
November 8-10, 2018

All events are free and open to the public
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Thursday, November 8

Art Institute of Chicago, > Fullerton Hall

6:00PM Opening Keynote: Lizabeth Cohen
Consuming Chicago Design

Registration is free but required for Thursday. Click here to register.

Friday, November 9

Art Institute of Chicago, > Nichols Trustee Suite

9:00AM Welcome and Introduction
9:30AM PANEL 1: DESIGN ON DISPLAY Anca Lasc: Chicago, Center of the Window Design World Craig Lee: Federal Electric Company and Chicago’s “Spectacular” Skyline, c. 1930 Marin Sullivan: Sculpting Corporate Display: Harry Bertoia and Richard Lippold in 1950s Chicago E. James West: “A Poem in Marble and Glass:” Designing Racial Uplift at 820 Michigan Avenue
11:30AM Coffee
12:00PM PANEL 2: SITES AND SPACES Richard Guy Wilson: Art Deco and the Chicago Board of Trade Gretchen Von Koenig: Chicago and the Precedent of Design Education: Pedagogy, Curricula, and Capitalist Influences Amani Morrison: Modern by Design: Chicago's Kitchenettes and Black Spatial Affordance
1:30PM Break for Lunch
3:00PM PANEL 3: DESIGN EXCHANGES Joanna Merwood-Salisbury: Thorstein Veblen at Hull House: The Labor Museum and the Evolution of the Industrial Arts in Chicago Paul Kruty: (Re)presenting the New Chicago Architecture, 1900-1930 Rebecca Houze: The Fred Harvey Company and the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad in Chicago Olivia Mahoney: Mail Order Modern
6:00PM Roundtable: Contemporary Practices and Design History
Reception to follow
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ballroom

Tom Burtonwood Multidisciplinary artist, curator and educator D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem Afro-Futurist space sculptor, performance artist, designer, writer, and educator Barbara Karant Photographer of architecture and interiors in Chicago and beyond Vernon Lockhart Exhibition designer for Art on the Loose and founder of Project Osmosis Facilitated by Maggie Taft, Co-editor of "Art in Chicago: A History from The Fire to Now" and founding director of the Haddon Avenue Writing Institute

Sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.

Saturday, November 10

Art Institute of Chicago, > Nichols Trustee Suite

9:00AM PANEL 4: DESIGN PRACTICES Paul F. Gehl: Ludlow’s Mutt and Jeff: Douglas McMurtrie, Robert Middleton, and Chicago Type Design Neil Harris: Hidden in Plain View: Chicago's WPA Poster Designers Victoria Matranga: Women Designers in Chicago, 1940-1965 Chris Dingwall: AfriCOBRA and the History of Black Design in Chicago
11:00AM Coffee
11:30AM PANEL 5: CODES AND INFRASTRUCTURES Danielle Choi: The Landscape of Infrastructure: Jens Jensen and Chicago’s Sanitary & Ship Canal Paula Lupkin: Cornering Capital: The Board of Trade and the Federal Reserve at LaSalle and Jackson Thomas Leslie: Encoding Design: Chicago’s 1951 Building Code and the Postwar Skyscraper
1:00PM Break for Lunch
2:30PM PANEL 6:NARRATIVES OF CHICAGO'S DESIGN HISTORY Barbara Jaffee: The Two Traditions: Chicago’s Schools of Art and Architecture Reconsidered Jenni Sorkin: Textile Networks in Chicago, 1940-1970 Jonathan Mekinda: Icons, Emblems, and Types: Designing Chicago Design Penelope Dean: Strictly Business: A Working Definition of Chicago’s Design, 1978-1997
4:30PM Coffee
5:00PM Closing Keynote: David Brody
Do Not Disturb: Design, Controversy, and Work at Chicago's Hyatt Regency
6:30PM Closing

Sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.