AIADO at SAIC

Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

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Photos from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Visiting Artists Program's post 03/16/2023

Check out this lecture by the Haas Brothers coming up!

05/11/2022

Sullivan Fabrication Studio Presents: Birdhouse, Our House

The birdhouse: part architecture, part designed object. A staple of woodworking and DIY cultures, the birdhouse is a project made by novices and highly skilled craftspeople alike. Whether highly ornamental or minimalist in construction, the birdhouse is a project that revolves around a universal purpose: nesting.

This exhibition of birdhouses explores the concept of nesting through making; our facility is a place that many students and student workers consider a home of sorts, and while it's not a permanent dwelling, it does provide a sense of community and security until they are ready to fly on their own.

April 12 - May 15, 2022

05/11/2022

We invite you to visit the newest exhibit in the Sullivan Gallery Space.

VERTXII is a gathering space; a place to make connections and build relationships. In Part 1, we gathered your questions, replies, and began the process of inquiry to learn more about each other. In Part 2, we have collected thoughts from AIADO/HPRES faculty and staff about what inspires and motivates them in their practice, and began the process of sharing ideas and creative conversation.

We are transitioning to the next installment of the AIADO/HPRES 12th Floor Gallery and are welcoming new submissions for our 3 Part Exhibition "VERTXII" (pronounced "verticies") from our students to share their inspirations, design experiences, and personal anecdotes.
We look forward to learning more about your and your work.

Thank you!

Stay tuned for Part 3 in M

05/11/2022

The Arch/InArch Capstone Studio of Spring 2022 presents the exhibition, "Living Collections and Living Collectively," including five building proposals that combine affordable housing with a community-oriented library along Paseo Boricua near Humboldt Park, in Chicago. Each project responds to the deficiencies of conventional housing models and offers up alternative visions for collective living that reimagine how individuals can productively share space.

The exhibition is located in the third floor hallway gallery of 280 S. Columbus and is on view from Monday 5/9 - Friday 5/13.

04/27/2022

TOMORROW: Artist Lauren Bon, the 2021-2022 Mitchell Visiting Professor in SAIC’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, will present a live virtual lecture followed by an audience Q&A. We look forward to learning more about Bon's practice as an environmental artist leading Metabolic Studio.
More info and Zoom link to tune in: https://www.saic.edu/events/lauren-bon-0
Image: Lauren Bon, The Continent Stripped Bare, 2018, Cameraless photogram from an original drawing.

Timeline photos 04/05/2022

TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. CT: Join us for a virtual talk by visiting curator Ikko Yokoyama. Free and open to the public.

Yokoyama is lead curator of design and architecture at M+, Hong Kong's new museum for visual culture.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/h3hZ50IATLF

Photos from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Visiting Artists Program's post 04/01/2022
Timeline photos 03/30/2022

APRIL 5: Ikko Yokoyama Virtual Talk

Yokoyama is lead curator of design and architecture M+, West Kowloon Cultural District Hong Kong's new museum for visual culture.

Free and open to the public.
Learn more: http://ow.ly/N92350IqNk8

Photos from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Visiting Artists Program's post 03/23/2022

Ikko Yokoyama lecture coming up on April 5th!

First Look: Inside the M+ Building 03/11/2022

First Look: Inside the M+ Building As we eagerly anticipate welcoming the public through our doors in November 2021, we are delighted to share this preview tour of our museum’s many dynamic sp...

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Mark your calendar! On Wednesday, February 16, the William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lecture Series will present virtual a lecture by Michelle Millar Fisher, the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Millar Fisher has long been interested in the confluence of gender and design and has written widely on care work, mothering, and reproductive labor. As part of an independent team of collaborators, Millar Fisher has produced a book, exhibition, curriculum, and program series called Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births.
More info and Zoom link: https://www.saic.edu/events/michelle-millar-fisher

11/29/2021

TOMORROW! Artist Tonika Johnson will present an AIADO Mitchell Lecture at 12:00pm Central Time. Johnson's art explores urban segregation and her newest project, Inequality for Sale, highlights the living history of Greater Englewood homes sold on land sale contracts in the '50s and '60s.
More info: https://www.saic.edu/events/tonika-johnson-lecture

Tonika Johnson Lecture 11/24/2021

Save the date! The AIADO Mitchell Lecture Series is excited to host a virtual lecture by artist Tonika Johnson on Tuesday, November 30 at 12:00pm Central Time.
Johnson is a photographer, social justice artist and life-long resident of Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of Englewood. Her art often explores urban segregation and her acclaimed Folded Map project visually investigates disparities among “map twins”—Chicago residents who live on opposite ends of the same street across the city’s racial end economic divides—and brings them together to have a conversation. Since it’s debut in 2018, Johnson has transformed Folded Map into an advocacy and policy-influencing tool and a nonprofit organization.
Full event info: https://www.saic.edu/events/tonika-johnson-lecture

Tonika Johnson Lecture School of the Art Institute of Chicago

11/11/2021

Starting in one hour! Naomi Kaempfer, creative director of art, fashion and design at Stratasys, will present a live virtual lecture followed by an audience Q&A. Please click here for the Zoom link and full event details: https://www.saic.edu/events/naomi-kaempfer-lecture

11/05/2021

Fall 2021 visiting lecturer Naomi Kaempfer is the creative director of art, fashion, and design at Stratasys. Kaempfer collaborates with designers and artists to stretch the creative envelope with 3D printing and her latest focus is on the fashion application of the Polyjet 3D Printer directly on textile.

Tune in this Thursday, November 11 at 12:00pm Central Time for a virtual lecture by Kaempfer, who will be presenting live from Antwerp, Belgium. More info: https://www.saic.edu/events/naomi-kaempfer-lecture

11/03/2021

Save the date! The AIADO Mitchell Lecture Series will host a virtual lecture by Naomi Kaempfer on Thursday, November 11 at 12:00pm Central Time. Kaempfer is the creative director of art, fashion, and design at Stratasys. Kaempfer explores the possibilities of crossing borders in the creative disciplines with 3D printing.

This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required. Closed captions available.

05/07/2021

Preservation Futures’s Co-Founders Profiled in Newcity. Newcity spoke to Associate Professor Jonathan Solomon and alum Elizabeth Blasius (BA 2004, MS 2008) about their firm Preservation Futures. They share how their firm does more than just save buildings, seeing preservation as a way to elevate a place’s cultural history and “...as a tool to increase justice, equity and resiliency in the built environment.”

05/05/2021

The 2021 Graduate Exhibition is now open!

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 11am-6pm by appointment only. Please visit the link in bio to book an appointment.

The 2021 Graduate Exhibition is the culminating presentation of MFA, MDes, and MArch candidates in the SAIC class of 2021 and an opportunity for new and ambitious work to be presented to the public in the new SAIC Galleries.

Work pictured:
Front - Kazuki Guzmán
“Hammer Study”, 2021

Left - Mary Griffin
“Morning Bog”, “Inopportune”, and “I Killed The Rat”, 2021

Photos from AIADO at SAIC's post 05/04/2021

Planar chair by Madeleine Aguilar
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Inspiration:
Max Lamb’s “Working Man’s Chair”
Ken Isaac’s “Super Chair”
Andrea Zittel’s “Living Units”

Photos from AIADO at SAIC's post 04/20/2021

With workers cottages vanishing in Logan Square and other neighborhoods, preservationists rolls out plan to save them. Developers are tearing down workers cottages to make way for single-family homes and condos, a practice preservationists hope to stop with a project that launched this week. Full article in our bio .saic

04/08/2021

Porch Politics currently on view in the AIADO Hallway Gallery in the Sullivan Building

04/07/2021

Current MFA Designed Objects student .limited creating CRUSH custom tiles made using red-Lebanese terracotta debris and a base of grey Ukrainian clay slip

Photos from AIADO at SAIC's post 04/06/2021

Athena LaTocha (Húŋkpapȟa Lakota) (BFA 1992) is one of five Native American and First Nations artists selected for the 2021 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowships. LaTocha’s massive works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between human-made and natural worlds, inspired by her upbringing in the wilderness of Alaska.

In addition to an unrestricted grant award, each artist’s work will be on exhibit at the of American Indians and Western Art beginning in November 2021. The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America.

📸 by Laurie Lambrecht (2013)

Photos from AIADO at SAIC's post 03/25/2021

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03/24/2021

is currently looking for volunteers to participate in the Graduate School Virtual Fair they are organizing. Reach out to them if you are interesting in joining a graduate school talk!

03/24/2021

Applications are DUE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 26 for the Arquitectos / AIA Illinois 2021 Academic Graduate Scholarship! Applications should be submitted to [email protected] Visit arquitectosinc.org for more information.

03/23/2021

Live chat with Graduate Admissions this Friday March 26th if you are interested in graduate studies at SAIC. Ask any last minute questions about applying for Master’s programs such as Historic Preservation, Low-Residency MFA, Post-Bac in Studio and more! Application deadline is April 1st. Registration link in our bio.

03/22/2021

This week! Join for this year's Virtual Prairie Grassroots Series! The lunch hour series will take place at noon on Fridays this spring, co-hosted with advocacy partners to learn about important bills.

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 (at noon): The series kicks off with "Historic Tax Credits as a Tool for Post-Pandemic Recovery" with advocacy partner . Learn about local to national legislation on historic tax credits with an emphasis on SB0157 River Edge Redevelopment Zone (RERZ) Historic Tax Credit Extension Bill.

Registration link on page!

03/16/2021

Info Session: Art and Design Career Fair Thursday, March 18, 4pm -5pm CT. Link in bio to register and learn how to participate in the Art and Design Career Fair.

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art + Design (AICAD) will host the first Art and Design Virtual Career Fair to be held on Friday, April 16th from 11-4pm CT. Connect with companies and organizations from across the country. This career and internship fair is for undergraduate juniors, seniors, graduate students, and 2020 alums.

Participating schools include Maine College of Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), California College of the Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Art Academy of Cincinnati, University of the Arts, Ringling College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Kansas City Art Institute, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Otis College of Art and Design, CalArts, Tufts University, Moore College of Art & Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Lesley University.

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