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Exciting workshops, lectures, & events all summer!

  2017
ChiDM Presents: Organizing for Action July 20, 6:00p–7:00p
ChiDM Presents: Openbox July 25, 6:00p–7:00p
ChiDM Presents: Clutch Gallery July 27, 6:00p–7:00p
ChiDM Presents: TypeHike August 1, 6:00p–7:00p

An evening with the Jason Seed Stringtet
Saturday, July 22, 7:30p–9:30p

Join us on Saturday, July 22 for a special night with the Jason Seed Stringtet in our gallery. Featuring string players from the Milwaukee and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, pianist Marianne Parker, and guitarist Jason Seed, the Stringtet will perform two sets of Seed’s eclectic collection of classical crossover pieces in addition to arrangements of Radiohead, Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, and more. Your ticket price includes 1 drink ticket.

We’re thrilled to host these local musicians in our gallery before their fall tour begins. We invite you to stay afterward for a meet-and-greet with the musicians.

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Confrontations Season 3, No. 2 Not Not Political
Saturday, July 29, 1:00p–3:00p

Confrontations is a reading and discussion series curated by Dgenerator and hosted by ChiDM. Each iteration features a set of interrelated readings which exist in dialogue with each other. These readings, read prior to the event, then serve as the basis for a conversation around the various, often conflicting ideas contained in each piece. The intent of Confrontations is to push design discourse toward the places where the discipline intersects with contemporary society and its structures.

As the politicization of every facet of our lives becomes increasingly unavoidable, questions around the political nature and power of design become even more pressing. Modernist design is often pointed to as a model for political engagement, but can those ideals still provide value in the contemporary world?

Join Dgenerator as we contemplate various perspectives on this complex issue.

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