MAS Context and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) present the exhibition “Mass Market Alternatives” by architect John Szot.
The exhibition will be on display from August 28 until October 2, 2017, at the AIADO gallery located on the 12th floor of the Sullivan Center (33 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60603).
About the exhibition
Industrialization has had a profound effect on the American suburb. Only American audacity could have concocted and executed the formula for mass-produced homes that dominates the suburban real estate market in the United States. And only in America could such a formula become an economic and political juggernaut, making places where matters of personal taste are amplified into cultural bulwarks.
“Mass Market Alternatives” seeks to exploit the economic leverage and aesthetic principles of mass-market suburban housing in order to diversify its potential customer base and challenge the reputation of the suburbs as enclaves of conservatism and political conformity.
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