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Native Modernism: Chicago Architecture & Design before Mies And Moholy

 cal_Palmolive-Building-at-night_360November 4, 2014
 Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall; entry at Michigan Avenue only
$10 A&D Society and AIA members, $15 general public, free to students with valid ID


Robert Bruegmann, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Thomas Leslie, AIA, Pickard Chilton Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University, will present their research on the interplay between innovative technologies, and the cost of materials, utilities, and land affect the design of buildings and consumer products in Chicago during the interwar period. They will focus on the period from 1925 to 1938, when a homegrown modernism developed before the arrival in Chicago of the Bauhaus designers circa 1938. How did product design become established as a discipline through the growth of mass market consumer items designed, manufactured, and distributed from Chicago in this period? How did changes in building and zoning codes during the period affect the forms of buildings?


Ally Week: Oct 13th–17th

Ally Week 2014 is October 13th thru October 17th!

It’s a week dedicated to opening up discussion about and to help support the fight against discrimination within the LGBTQQA* community. Look for the Counseling table with pledge cards, information and treats. “Be the change!”

*Wondering what LGBTQQA stands for? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allied. The definition of an “ally” is a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose.


Learn more about the Counseling Services available (including how to make an appointment) to Harrington persons on the Counseling infoHub page.


Creative Catalysts plans studio visit to 3ST, Digital Kitchen

Creative Catalyst, the student design group at Harrington, has arranged for two studio visits this semester.

Fri, Oct 17 — 11:30 am
Up to 20 can attend.
Learn about 3ST: 
thirst / a design collaborative / 3st.com
1440 w hubbard / suite 202 / chicago 60642

Fri, Nov 14 — 11:00 am
Up to 15 can attend.
314 w superior / suite 601

Email catalysthcd@gmail.com to claim your spot.

Email Creative Catalyst to claim your spot at this great opportunity!


Sign up by emailing the group at catalysthcd@gmail.com.
Check out the group’s Facebook page by clicking the logo below.
Creative Catalyst Logo


10/16 at 6pm: The Career Out There! a panel discussion

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Where do I want to work?

What are my options?

How should I get there?

What should I expect?

Join us on October 16th in Room 106 at 6pm to find the answer to these questions and many more questions you may have.  We’ve assembled a panel consisting of Harrington Alumni representing ID, GD/CD and Photo. Pizza and soda will be provided.

Don’t miss this great seminar! Kindly, RSVP to alumni@harrington.edu

Hosted by the Alumni Association.

FILTER Photo Festival // 2014

Harrington is sponsoring the Portfolio Walk at this year’s FILTER Photo Festival. Check out the full lineup at filterfestival.com!


sponsored by Harrington College of Design

Date: Saturday, September 27 2014
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel | 163 East Walton Place
More info: filterfestival.com/portfolio/portfolio-walk/



STA Archive 14 Judges Night, 8/22, sponsored by Harrington

Meet the Archive 14 judges – Frank Baseman, Alex Fuller, Dafi Kuhne, Jill Shimabukuro and Brian Singer – and join them as they give their impressions of this years entries as a whole and reveal their personal favorites from Archive 14, as well as Best In Show. These Judges-Picks, and all the selected entries from Archive 14, will be included amongst past Archive selections and historically significant work in the Chicago Design Archive. Join dozens of your friends and fellow designers for a evening of enlightenment, conversation and astounding design.


Friday, August 22 from 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Workshop Chicago
935 W Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60642

RSVP here (student discount available) ::



Event Sponsors: Field Notes, Workshop, Finch’s Beer, Harrington College of Design, Big Delicious Planet

100 Hot Dogs from Student Government on July 3rd

New to Chicago? Here’s a hint: No ketchup….

Put it on the calendar: next Thursday, July 3rd Student Government wants to share their hot dogs with you! Stop by the 3rd floor between classes at lunch time, and create your wiener extraordinaire, with the fixin’s of your choice!

Don’t forget, Friday July 4th the campus will be closed for Independence Day.