We are pleased to announce Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives, Questions and Methods, an international scholarly conference organized by Jonathan Mekinda (Assistant Professor, UIC School of Design) and Bess Williamson, (Associate Professor, Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago).
November 8–10, 2018
Art Institute of Chicago
This conference proposes design as a timely lens through which to re-examine the history of Chicago, a city whose past encompasses the major national and international themes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and exemplifies how geography, demographics, and politics intertwined to shape the emergence of modern design in an urban environment.
Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives, Questions and Methods is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art, dedicated to helping people in Chicago and around the world experience, understand, and enjoy Chicago’s extraordinary artistic legacy. The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is the Presenting Partner of Art Design Chicago. Additional support for the conference is provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
All events are free and open to the public.