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Humans + Tech

May 18, 2024
11:00am-8:00pm CST
Illinois Tech Mies Campus
Illinois Tech Mies campus in summer - blue sky and building
Chicago Humanities + Illinois Tech

The Illinois Institute of Technology and Chicago Humanities welcome Chicagoans to the the university's Mies campus in Bronzeville—a design epicenter on the South Side and the birthplace of human-centered design—for a full day of programs, speakers and interactive installations.

Hear from John Maeda, Ruha Benjamin, Caro Murphy, George Stephanopoulos, Kathleen Hanna, Jamaica Kincaid, Walter Hood, and more during a star-studded day of programming dedicated to considering our future, human and otherwise.

Attendees will  entertain provocative ideas from more than 12 leading thinkers and experience the largest concentration of Mies van der Rohe buildings in the world, including Crown Hall—home to the College of Architecture—and John Ronan’s contemporary translation of Mies, the Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship—home to the Institute of Design (ID).

Focused on student outcomes, Illinois Tech is developing the type of responsible and creative leaders that tomorrow needs.

About Design at Illinois Tech
Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy founded ID as The New Bauhaus in 1937. A year later, Bauhaus former director Ludwig Mies van der Rohe became head of architecture at Illinois Tech and designed what is now known as the university’s Mies Campus, in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Since then, ID and the College of Architecture—both rich in Bauhaus heritage—have continuously explored the use of technology to improve quality of life.

About Chicago Humanities
For more than 30 years, Chicago Humanities has been curating live events that bring the world to Chicago while elevating Chicago on behalf of the people who call it home. Centered on culture, creativity, and connection, these experiences expose audiences to the most provocative thinkers—both established and emerging—while celebrating new perspectives and ways of thinking. Under the leadership of Executive Director Phillip Bahar, Chicago Humanities is one of Chicago’s most vibrant civic institutions.