Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

First Wednesday @ Ciao Chicago. An Italian Design night

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Focus: Architecture in Italian movies 

Our guest speakers: 

Joan Craig of Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors 

Alireza Khatami, Filmmaker and assistant professor at De Paul University 

You will learn:

Examine the role of architecture in visual storytelling 

Use architecture and space as a storytelling device 

Identify subjective ideas that is objectified through use of space 

Open to architects and interior designers
CEUs provided by AIA Chicago

 

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Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

First Wednesday @ Ciao Chicago. An Italian Design night

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Focus: PRESERVATION WITH PURPOSE

Guest speaker: John Eifler, Principal at Eifler & Associates Architects 

Program objective: Learn about current approaches to preservation of historical buildings. 

Program description: The speaker will illustrate preservation and restoration work accomplished over the past 20 years.  Individual projects accomplished by E & A and others will be used to describe how the field of restoration is adapting, and sometimes resisting the needs of our current society.

 

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Wednesday @ Ciao Chicago. An Italian Design night

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Cities in Italy, Metropolitan areas and Urban Dynamics. 

Cities in Italy, a reflection on the urban transformation of various Italian cities, comparing it with the ability of professionals to relate themselves to these transformations. A focus on strategic intervention's arrangements aimed at implementing the right urban policies for the future development of territories. 

Open to architects and interior designers
CEUs provided by AIA Chicago 

Guest speaker: 

Livio Sacchi, Italian National Council of Architects (CNAPPC) 

Introduction by Zurich Esposito, Excecutive Director AIA Chicago


The event is official partner of the Chicago Biennal of Architecture. 


Presented by: 

Italian Trade agency, Trade Promotion Office of the Italian Embassy

Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (the Italian Department of Economic Development)

CNAPPC, Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti (the Italian National Counsil of Architects)

Italian American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest

AIA Chicago 

 

The program will be followed by a Q&A and cocktail reception.

 

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

First Wednesday @ Ciao Chicago. An Italian Design night

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FIRST WEDNESDAY @ CIAO CHICAGO

INTERSECTION OF DESIGN, ART AND FASHION

Topic of the panel

THE PRADA FOUNDATION

Speakers

EDOARDA CORRADI DELL’ACQUA
Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil , Architectural and Environmental  Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology
TONYA GROSS Executive Director, Chicago Fashion Incubator
ANNALISA VICARI Director, International School of Comics

The seminar will be followed by a cocktail reception with pure Italian food and wine.

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