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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Milestones



At age 12 success is having friends.
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At age 16 success is having a drivers license.
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At age 20 success is having sex.
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At age 35 success is having money.
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At age 50 success is having money.
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At age 60 success is having sex.
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At age 70 success is having a drivers license.
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At age 75 success is having friends.
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At age 80 success is not peeing in your pants.
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Chicagoisms at the Art Institute

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

"Chicagoisms" is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago (http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/chicagoisms) and I would like to invite you to a gallery talk at 6PM on April 24th together with my collaborators Jonathan Mekinda and Matt Wizinsky.

Building on the premise of the book, the exhibition revisits the characteristics, attitudes, and mentalities that made Chicago and proposes five principles of architectural action and urban engagement that we call Chicagoisms: 

Vision Shapes History, 
Optimism Trumps Planning, 
Ambition Overcomes Nature, 
Technology Makes Spectacle, 
and Crisis Provokes Innovation. 

Mined from the history of the city, the Chicagoisms are also deployed as springboards for new experiments. Nine teams of co-conspirators – Bureau Spectacular, DOGMA, MVRDV, ORG, PORT, Sam Jacob Studio, Sean Lally/Weathers, UrbanLab, and WW – have conceived visions inspired by the city that project as models from an array of historical imagery, and together these elements construct a panorama of alternative urban worlds. By exploring Chicago's constructive history and offering views of possible futures, the exhibition calls for a renewed boldness to engage the contemporary city.

If you cannot make it on the 24th, the exhibition will be open until January 4th, 2015.

It would be great to see you there,

Alexander

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Alexander Eisenschmidt (Dipl.Arch. / Ph.D.)
University of Illinois at Chicago (Assistant Prof.) 




Chicagoisms at the Art Institute

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

"Chicagoisms" is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago (http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/chicagoisms) and I would like to invite you to a gallery talk at 6PM on April 24th together with my collaborators Jonathan Mekinda and Matt Wizinsky.

Building on the premise of the book, the exhibition revisits the characteristics, attitudes, and mentalities that made Chicago and proposes five principles of architectural action and urban engagement that we call Chicagoisms: 

Vision Shapes History, 
Optimism Trumps Planning, 
Ambition Overcomes Nature, 
Technology Makes Spectacle, 
and Crisis Provokes Innovation. 

Mined from the history of the city, the Chicagoisms are also deployed as springboards for new experiments. Nine teams of co-conspirators – Bureau Spectacular, DOGMA, MVRDV, ORG, PORT, Sam Jacob Studio, Sean Lally/Weathers, UrbanLab, and WW – have conceived visions inspired by the city that project as models from an array of historical imagery, and together these elements construct a panorama of alternative urban worlds. By exploring Chicago's constructive history and offering views of possible futures, the exhibition calls for a renewed boldness to engage the contemporary city.

If you cannot make it on the 24th, the exhibition will be open until January 4th, 2015.

It would be great to see you there,

Alexander

--
Alexander Eisenschmidt (Dipl.Arch. / Ph.D.)
University of Illinois at Chicago (Assistant Prof.) 




Friday, April 18, 2014

Great Web Site EMPEHI Reunion 2014

The EMPEHI Reunion 2014 people have created a nice web site with great photos.  check them out at

http://empehireunion2014.com/