The Chicago Design Archive is delighted to showcase highlights of its collection in Chicago Design Milestones 1920–2019, the upcoming installation taking place throughout July at 150 Media Stream, the largest media screen (3,000+ sq ft) in Chicago. The installation visualizes the evolution of Chicago design by its examination and presentation of historic characteristics of design works in the CDA collection over the last 10 decades.
Chicago Design Milestones was developed as a collaboration of CDA, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Design & Electronic Visualization Laboratory, and Columbia College Chicago. It is part of the ongoing research of this collaboration aiming to highlight the role of Chicago as a national design center through the use of new technologies.
We hope you’ll celebrate with us the enduring legacy of Chicago’s design history through this momentous event. Mark your calendar for the Opening of the Chicago Design Milestones 1920–2019 installation:
Monday, July 1, 6:30–9pm, 150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago
150 Media Stream is comprised of 89 LED blades stretching 150 ft long and rising 22 ft high, located in the lobby of a downtown Chicago riverfront building. It is the only structure of its kind dedicated to showcasing Chicago artists, culture and history alongside renowned and emerging artists from around the world.
Daria Tsoupikova (UIC)
Sharon Oiga (UIC/CDA)
Guy Villa Jr (CCC)
Jack Weiss (CDA)
Cheri Gearhart (CDA)
Wayne Stuetzer (CDA)
Krystofer Kim (NASA)
Ali Khan (UIC)