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Posts from November 2015

D is for Dearborn Park

Thursday, November 5, 2015 12:00 AM by Max Grinnell

Chicago South Loop

Chicago is the home of many planned communities. Some are but a block or two in length, and other are quite ambitious and expansive, such as Pullman — now a National Monument (Chicago's first). Many communities are studied by architects, aspiring planning students, curious community organizers, and those with a general curiosity about the city around them. One of my favorite planned communities is Dearborn Park which stretches from

A Newbie's Guide to SOFACHICAGO

Thursday, November 5, 2015 12:00 AM by Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

SOFA Chicago

The 22nd annual SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) expo has pulled out all stops to make the three-day art fair more accessible and easier to navigate, including a newly designed floorplan and more opportunities to meet artists and designers and learn about the process of curating and art selection. Two-dimensional art — paintings, photography and works on paper — will also be featured for the first time, giving even more options for inspiration.

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