Newsletter | January 2020
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Cities Built for Kids / Kids Building the Cities of the Future

DAC Kids City
  • Next week, Kids' City will open at the Danish Architecture Center with the premise that "a city for kids is a city for everyone!" This interactive exhibition highlights architecture made for play and designs scaled for children. Pictured above: preparations for the upcoming exhibition. 
  • WGN news profiled the Chicago Architecture Center's Girls Build Day which aims to get girls interested in architecture and related STEM fields.
    • With the current pace of development, there will soon be a pressing need to fill positions in the real estate, design and construction industries. In response, major players in Chicago's development community have formed the nonprofit Hire360 with the goal of recruiting and training more African Americans, Latinos and women to the building trades.

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Behind the Scenes: Exhibitions, Websites, Programming Strategy

  • CityPrint is a collaborative effort to develop a 3D-printed model of the city of Boston. Members of the maker community are translating sections of a digital model into fabrication-ready data, and as those sections are ready, they will be 3D-printed on site at BSA Space. The completed model will be a permanent exhibition in the lobby and the files will be made available to the public.
  • The owners of the Douglas House are working to make the house available for study. They just launched a beautiful and informative website, and have plans to establish a foundation and hire a curator. The House was built in 1972 on Lake Michigan as a collaboration between Tod Williams and Richard Meier. Read more about the owners' efforts here.
  • The LA Conservancy does an excellent job of organizing its programming around themes. The current initiative is The '70s Turn 50, so throughout 2020, programming, advocacy efforts, and partnership endeavors will address the legacy of the 1970s as it relates to preservation.

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