‘Envisioning New Spatial Organizations’, at the Chicago Design Museum

Click to enlarge Thank you all for coming yesterday to the Chicago Design Museum, and attend the event ‘Envisioning New Spatial Organizations’, organized by Iker Gil, editor in Chief of Chicago Architecture & Culture Journal MAS Context, within the 2018 Spring Talk Series. It was great to speak side by side with Stewart Hicks, from Design With Company, and game developer William Chyr, whoseContinue reading “‘Envisioning New Spatial Organizations’, at the Chicago Design Museum”

Klaustoon US Tour 2018

Le Voyageur Luggage Trolley Bags (Not real merchandise, sorry) So, after two short visits to Newcastle (thanks, Steve!), and Glasgow (Thanks, Jonathan!), tomorrow I start the US leg of my 2017-18 Tour, while I still ponder what I’ll do next year for Klaustoon’s 10th anniversary (where did all those years go?!). For those interested, on FebruaryContinue reading “Klaustoon US Tour 2018”

In De Toneelschuur

Amazingly, it’s been almost 4 years since we put together our special issue of MAS Context: Narrative, mostly thanks to chief editor Iker Gil’s help and persistence. In it, we included a short interview with comic-book icon Joost Swarte, who kindly answered our questions about his Toneelschuur Theatre, built in collaboration with Mecanoo Architects. Paradoxically,Continue reading “In De Toneelschuur”

Chicago Tour

Shameless posing in Marina City In this week and the following, I’ll be giving a couple of lectures in Chicago. The first one will be a short presentation in the third edition of MAS Context : Analog, a one-day event of talks, exhibitions, and an onsite pop-up bookstore. The event, which will take place on Saturday,Continue reading “Chicago Tour”

Exhibitions 2015: ‘Chatter: Architecture Talks Back’ at the Art Institute of Chicago

Click to enlarge. Copyright David Schalliol So, after last year’s relative silence, 2015 is featuring an also relative back to business in terms of exhibition-related events, with a couple of cameos in bigger exhibitions, and maybe something else a little later. -Of course, all of them happen because there are extremely kind people out thereContinue reading “Exhibitions 2015: ‘Chatter: Architecture Talks Back’ at the Art Institute of Chicago”

2012 Recap: MAS Context Analog | Chicago

Photograph by Matthew Messner The lapse from 2012 to 2013 and the months that followed have been a particularly busy period, both regarding my work as Klaus and my scholarly life, so almost a year has gone by without my posting a single word about the ARCHITECTURAL NARRATIVES Exhibition in the MAS Context: analog eventContinue reading “2012 Recap: MAS Context Analog | Chicago”

“Architectural Narratives”: An Exhibition for MAS Context: ANALOG

Click to enlarge Tomorrow, Saturday, October 13 2012, Jimenez Lai (of Bureau Spectacular fame) and I will be presenting the joint exhibition (no, not a show about smoking drugs) ARCHITECTURAL NARATIVES, as part of  the second edition of MAS Context: Analog, a one-day event of presentations, exhibitions and an onsite bookstore in Chicago organized byContinue reading ““Architectural Narratives”: An Exhibition for MAS Context: ANALOG”

Learning to talk architecture

Click to read “New trends and new times, new market conditions and newer communicational means are also creating, it seems, new modes of architectural production-consumption and along with them, an allegedly new type of professional with skills suited for an era where communication primes. News spreads at an increasingly faster rate, generating an exponential inflationContinue reading “Learning to talk architecture”

Full House vs. Full(er) House. Illustration for MAS Context: Ownership

Click to enlarge As some of you who have been around here for a while will remember, some time ago (years, actually) my beloved Peter Reyner Banham made his entry into this blog by means of a cartoon that sprang from a suggestion by Kazys Varnelis, who was doing his annual re-reading of  Banham’s ‘The Great Gizmo’ alongContinue reading “Full House vs. Full(er) House. Illustration for MAS Context: Ownership”