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150 Media Stream Experiential Installation Debuts in Chicago, Calls for Future Artistic Submissions

Featured artist: Kurt Kaminski. Photo credit: Nick Ulivieri, http://nuphoto.com

CHICAGO – Having opened its doors in Chicago on Feb. 13, the 150 North Riverside Plaza has unveiled the 150 Media Stream, a digital art installation unlike anything in the United States.

The lobby of Riverside Investment & Development (Riverside)’s stunning, 53-story office tower designed by architect Goettsch Partners will serve as 150 Media Stream’s permanent home. A transit-oriented development located alongside the Chicago River in the West Loop, the award-winning project’s flagship tenants include the global headquarters of renowned investment bank William Blair and Company, iconic hotelier Hyatt Corporation, Navigant Consulting, as well as the Chicago office of Kansas City-based law firm Polsinelli. The project also includes a dynamic restaurant concept by Four Corners Tavern Group and restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff.

Commissioned by Riverside and curated by Creative Director Yuge Zhou, 150 Media Stream’s display concept and physical structure were designed by McCann Systems in cooperation with media firm Digital Kitchen. McCann Systems then led the design-build process, with specialized creative agency Leviathan engaged to produce the initial artistic content. Read more

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Art Basel keeps bringing artwork to the global stage

Starting soon and running through 6 Dec., Art Basel returns to Miami Beach for its 14th edition, extending the renown for Switzerland’s Art Basel which over the past 41 years has become the world’s most prestigious art show. The Miami Beach event will once again unite top galleries in its very special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design spread throughout the Art Deco District. Altogether, it’s a thrilling, immersive experience allowing art lovers to discover new developments in contemporary art in the presence of rare, museum-calibre artworks.

Looking ahead to 2016, this premier international art show will land in Hong Kong 24-26 March, then return to Basel, Switzerland, 16-19 June. Details for all events are available at http://artbasel.com.

Also worth noting, Art Basel recently launched a crowdfunding initiative in partnership with Kickstarter. Read more

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Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! 2013

As recently reported on Dexigner.com, the leading online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds, Architecture for Humanity has opened registration for its upcoming annual Design Like You Give a Damn conference. Running 7-9 November, this fourth edition will unite innovators and experts in San Francisco to tackle all the issues surrounding designing for a more resilient world. Here’s a summary of this year’s program.

Thursday, November 7, 7 – 10:30PM: Opening night reception at Contemporary Jewish Museum
Friday, November 8, 9AM – 8PM: All day forum, keynote speaker and closing reception at Autodesk Gallery
. Keynote Speaker: Michael Berkowitz – Managing Director, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation
Saturday, November 9, 10AM – 5PM: Chapter forum at Architecture for Humanity headquarters

To learn more please visit http://architectureforhumanity.org/dlygadlive13.

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Architecture for Humanity and a More Sustainable Future

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999 that is building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, the firm brings design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. Each year 100,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by Architecture for Humanity. Its advocacy, training and outreach programs impact an additional 50,000 people annually. Working with a long list of clients that includes community groups, aid organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions, and foundations, Architecture for Humanity works from conception through completion to channel the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make huge local impacts.

Design is the ultimate renewable resource. Join us in building safer, more sustainable and more innovative structures—structures that are assets to their communities and an ongoing testament to the ability of people to come together to envision a better future. Learn more by visiting www.architectureforhumanity.org.

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Sharing secrets: Architizer

The principals of Architizer.com believe the internet can transform the way architects do business. Since launching in 2009 with the mission of connecting architects to a vibrant network of peers, fans, and potential clients, the open community has become the largest and fastest-growing database of architecture online. A vital resource for news and information on competitions, job listings, and events happening around the world, Architizer’s blog also publishes the most relevant design content on the web, attracting an audience of millions who discuss and share through social media. Architizer is designed to transcend its editorial-based peers and empower the architecture. Check it out at www.Architizer.com.

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