City of Ideas Closing Party!
Thurs, February 23, 6:00p–9:00p

Toast diversity in architecture and the voices of those who create it at our closing reception for City of Ideas: Architects' Voices and Visions.

Enhance your exhibition experience with special music chosen for this reception and discussions with fellow design-lovers. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase. Take advantage of this final opportunity to see the conceptual installation project that was inaugurated at Sydney University's Tin Sheds Gallery and will continue on after leaving ChiDM. Members' preview 5:30–6 pm, open to the public from 6–9 pm.

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Colonizing Heritage: Devon Morris, AIA
Weds, February 22, 6:00p–7:00p

Devon Morris is the 2016 Recipient of AIA Chicago’s Martin Roche Travel Scholarship, which gives a student the opportunity to independently study architecture abroad.

Moree will present Colonizing Heritage: The Adaptive Reuse of Myanmar's Architecture. With the country of Myanmar in a state of rapid modernization and urban development, its largest city Yangon struggles to maintain and preserve its unique historic architecture. While official organizations push for greater historic preservation, many local communities have taken advantage of the country’s political uncertainty and lack of formalities by occupying and adopting buildings as their own. These array of tenants (both legal and non) have created their own method of historic conservation through habitation and informal adaptation that respects the original structure while simultaneously catering to the local narrative.

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