A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Fall 2017 Semester in Review


In Fall of 2017 SAIC announced it would commission the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale with University of Chicago. The exhibition, "Dimensions of Citizenship" will be curated by AIADO Assistant Professor Ann Lui with UChicago Associate Professor Niall Atkinson and independent curator Mimi Zeiger. AIADO Lecturer Iker Gil will serve as associate curator. The project puts SAIC and AIADO at the forefront of an important and contemporary conversation in art and design. 

It was a busy semester throughout the Department! Our Mitchell Lecture Series included Designer Fiona Raby, Artist Do Ho Suh, Architect Yolande Daniels and more. AIADO faculty and students participated in programs and affiliated events of the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial, and in the Chicago Design Museum's inaugural pop-up Design Market. In spring we are preparing for a semester of events centered on Department Alumni, including exhibitions in our gallery and a daylong symposium on the past, present and future of design at SAIC.