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Chicago Design Museum explores radical modernist directives in series
From a press release
2017-07-11

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CHICAGO ( July 11, 2017 )— The Chicago Design Museum ( ChiDM ) has announced a series of events exploring the tenets of designer Dan Friedman's Radical Modernist Agenda as part of its ChiDM Presents bi-weekly event series. The carefully curated program ties to the current exhibition, "Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist." All events take place at the museum, located on the third floor of Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

Frank Lloyd Wright: A Radical Modernist

July 18 at noon

"Be radical."

Prolific and visionary, Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential architects of the modern age. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the design legacy of Wright through community engagement and education. Curator David Bagnall will lead a presentation on the life and work of the iconic Chicago designer and one of the 20th century's most radical modernists proving the power and potential of an individual, unique vision.

Read more about the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust at the link: www.facebook.com/events/1874781036115222/ , and RSVP for Frank Lloyd Wright: A Radical Modernist at the link: www.facebook.com/events/1874781036115222/ .

ChiDM Presents: Organizers, Building Communities to Take Action

July 20 at 6:00 p.m.

"Attempt to become a cultural provocateur; be a leader rather than a follower."

Join David Miller, Organizing for Action's senior graphic designer, and Traci Wile, director of community programs, for an event that will focus on how representative design can foster relationship-building and storytelling, allowing us to better understand people, build trust and encourage effective action.

Organizing for Action ( www.facebook.com/OFA/ ) is a community of grassroots organizers with local chapters throughout the country. OFA seeks to mobilize and train the next generation of progressive leaders, and empower a nationwide network of volunteers to create the change they seek.

Read more about Organizing for Action www.ofa.us/, and RSVP to the the discussion www.facebook.com/events/753360098166272/ .

ChiDM Presents: Openbox, Design for Good

July 25 at 6:00 p.m.

"Use your work to become advocates of projects for the public good."

This tenet from Dan Friedman's Radical Modernist Agenda will be the focus of a presentation led by New York based design studio and film company Openbox, asking questions like how can designers develop consensus around the meaning of "public good"? How can we establish a whole view model that promotes economic health without displacement? How do we engage the community in development initiatives and what role does education, art and commerce play? How do we reposition the city as a lab for experimentation and collaboration?

Openbox and its sister film company, Opendox, were founded to drive large scale urban development and education projects and produce impact-driven stories. Join Openbox founder Marquise Stillwell and Executive Director of Friends of the Parks Juanita Irizarry, and others representing policy, media, urban planning, and the arts for a panel discussion.

Read more about Openbox at the link opnbx.com/ and RSVP for ChiDM Presents: Openbox, Design for Good at the link: www.facebook.com/events/316171612153008/ .

ChiDM Presents: Clutch Gallery

July 27 at 6:00 p.m.

"Live and work with passion and responsibility; have a sense of humor and fantasy."

This panel will bring together the curators of Clutch Gallery, a 25-square-inch space in the heart of Meg Duguid's purse that opened in 2009. Clutch has been programmed by designers such as Meg Duguid, Paul Hopkin, Emma Robbins, and Georgina Valverde and is currently on loan to Tanner Woodford of the Chicago Design Museum. Come to this lively discussion about the ins and outs of programming this accessory that is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art of all media.

Read more about Clutch Gallery here, and RSVP for ChiDM Presents: Clutch Gallery at the link www.facebook.com/events/131181107471297/ .

ChiDM Presents: Type Hike

August 1 at 6:00 p.m.

"Think of your work as a significant element in the context of a more important, transcendental purpose."

Type Hike is a non-profit design project created by David Rygiol and James Louis Walker. Born from the belief that all designers are obligated to use their talent and ability to make the world a more beautiful place, Type Hike celebrates and supports the outdoors though typography. Join Rygiol as he discusses the inspiration for NPS 100, a poster series featuring 60 unique designs celebrating the National Park Service centennial. Chicago-based designers who participated in NPS 100 will discuss their inspiration and process for their particular posters, and Rygiol will talk about Type Hike's future.

Read more about Type Hike here, and RSVP to ChiDM Presents: Type Hike at the link: typehike.com/ .

About the Chicago Design Museum

The Chicago Design Museum was founded in 2012 with a mission to strengthen design culture and build community. Through education, experiences, exhibitions and outreach, ChiDM works to foster critical conversations and position Chicago's rich design history and dynamic creative networks within an ongoing, global context, celebrating both the city's individualism and its role in an interdependent, international discipline. The museum is located on the third floor of Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St. in downtown Chicago. For more information please visit www.chidm.com .


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