Iker participates in the opening of new Apple store

Iker participates in the opening of new Apple store

Iker Gil has been invited to participate in the opening of the new Apple Michigan Avenue. On Sunday October 22, during the opening weekend, Iker will lead a sketching walk through Marina City, discussing his perspective on the complex, and sharing sketches from talented architects and illustrators from around the world. Thank you very much […]

Iker Gil, Associate Curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Iker Gil, Associate Curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Iker Gil has been named associate curator of the United States Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Iker will join the team of curators formed by Niall Atkinson, associate professor of architectural history at the University of Chicago; Ann Lui, assistant professor at SAIC and co-founder of the architecture office Future Firm; and Mimi […]

Hidden and Bold issues awarded in STA 100 competition

Hidden and Bold issues awarded in STA 100 competition

We are honored to have two issues of MAS Context awarded in the 2017 STA 100 competition organized by the Society of Typographic Arts. The awarded issues are Hidden, designed by JNL Graphic Design, and Bold, designed by Normal. The competition was judged by Erik Brandt, Chair of the Design Department and Professor of Graphic […]

MAS Studio and Ellipsis start work on MC02 and MC03

MAS Studio and Ellipsis start work on MC02 and MC03

Today, MAS Studio and Ellipsis have started work on their projects MC02 and MC03, their new collaboration in Marina City. This is the second collaboration between the offices after their MC01 project, also in Marina City. The start of the renovation of the two units coincidentally falls on the birthday of Marina City’s architect, Bertrand […]

Bold issue winner of 50 Books/50 Covers

Bold issue winner of 50 Books/50 Covers

We are thrilled to share that the Bold issue of MAS Context has been named one of the winners in the 50 Books/50 Covers competition organized by Design Observer and AIGA. The issue has been selected as one of the winners in both categories. The issue was designed by Chicago-based Normal. Renata Graw was the […]

Iker Gil lectures at Clive Wilkinson Architects

Iker Gil lectures at Clive Wilkinson Architects

On June 9, Iker Gil will lecture at Clive Wilkinson Architects in Culver City, California. During his talk, Iker will discuss the main aspects being explored by the office, showcasing a selection of urban and architectural projects as well as the work of design journal MAS Context. Clive Wilkinson Architects © Iker Gil

MAS Studio, part of the team designing the new Rojkind Arquitectos website

MAS Studio, part of the team designing the new Rojkind Arquitectos website

Rojkind Arquitectos has launched a new website offering visitors an insight into the ideas, design process, and work of the studio. The website will provide the latest information on the design and construction of projects, such as the ongoing Foro Boca concert hall in Boca del Rio, to upcoming lectures and events taking place around […]

Iker Gil lectures at SOM Chicago

Iker Gil lectures at SOM Chicago

Iker Gil will lecture at SOM Chicago on May 4 as part of their lecture series. During his talk, titled “(Un)likely Outcomes,” Iker Gil will use the transformation of Bilbao to uncover the complexity and scale of the effort while simultaneously outlining ways to explore similar complex narratives in a comprehensive way. Other presenters of […]

Iker Gil invited to reviews at the University of Michigan

Iker Gil invited to reviews at the University of Michigan

Iker Gil has been invited to be in the final reviews at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Iker will be part of several reviews of graduate studios led by Jono Sturt, Clement Blanchet, Joel Schmidt, and María Arquero de Alarcón. Project from the studio led by María Arquero de […]

Iker Gil interviewed by Bilbao newspaper

Iker Gil interviewed by Bilbao newspaper

The April 2017 issue of BILBAO, the newspaper published by the Bilbao City Council for all the citizens of the city, includes an interview with our editor in chief Iker Gil. During the interview, done as part of the launch of the Bilbao issue of MAS Context in the city, Iker discusses the transformation of […]

Iker Gil in Newcity’s 2017 Design 50

Iker Gil in Newcity’s 2017 Design 50

The Chicago-based publication Newcity has released its annual list of Design 50 and Iker Gil is honored to be included for the third time. As described by Nexcity “this year we celebrate the curators, organizers, educators, critics and thinkers who lead Chicago’s design scene, who provide the outlets and channels for practitioners to create and […]

MAS Context releases its thirty and thirty-first issue, BILBAO

MAS Context releases its thirty and thirty-first issue, BILBAO

Welcome to our Bilbao issue. This issue explores the remarkable transformation of the city and the goals and needs driving it. Through insightful essays, personal photo essays, failed projects, exceptional successes, and open interviews, this issue provides a comprehensive look at a metamorphosis whose scope and complexity goes far beyond the construction of a single […]

Iker Gil invited to the final reviews at UIC

Iker Gil invited to the final reviews at UIC

Iker Gil has been invited to be in the final reviews at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Architecture. Iker will be part of the review of the 3rd year undergraduate studio titled “Guardians of the Landscape” that “focuses on better understanding the social pressures, players, materials and aesthetics of our urban […]

Iker Gil invited to PRODUCTORA’s Final Review at IIT

Iker Gil invited to PRODUCTORA’s Final Review at IIT

Iker Gil has been invited to be in the jury of PRODUCTORA’s final review at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture. The studio, titled “BEING THE MOUNTAIN” and part of the Cloud Studio: MCHAP Emerge series, explores the relationship between architecture and topography. The site for the project is Santa Fe in […]

Inside Marina City in Lumpen 128

Inside Marina City in Lumpen 128

Inside Marina City, the project by Iker Gil and Andreas E.G. Larsson, has been featured in the 25th anniversary issue of Lumpen magazine. The article features a new text about the project written by Iker as well as several unreleased photographs taken the project. Lumpen 128 was designed by Jeremiah Chiu of Studio Chew, and […]

Iker presents BOLD to Cal Poly Pomona students

Iker presents BOLD to Cal Poly Pomona students

On Friday November 5, Iker Gil shared the exhibition “BOLD:Alternative scenarios for Chicago” with landscape architecture students from Cal Poly Pomona. As part of their field field trip to Chicago, Iker explained the conceptual framework for the exhibition as well as the individual proposals included in the exhibition. Thank you very much to Kate Gmyrek […]

Iker presents MAS Context to SAIC students

Iker presents MAS Context to SAIC students

On Wednesday November 2, Iker Gil will present MAS Context to students at the New Arts Journalism program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The course “provides an introduction to various media formats, from the software needed by writers to design their own publications, to the relationship between words and photos […]

MAS Studio supports Architects Advocate

MAS Studio supports Architects Advocate

MAS Studio joins Architects Advocate, an initiative that advocates for legislative action on climate change. Over 125 Chicago firms have joined the effort initiated in by Krueck + Sexton Architects. As it is described on Architects Advocate’s website “as architects dedicated to healthy and livable communities, and guided by scientific consensus and reason, we Advocate […]

Iker Gil included in book by Unit Editions

Iker Gil included in book by Unit Editions

Unit Editions, the acclaimed London-based independent publishing venture, has announced their next two books and we are thrilled to share that Iker Gil and MAS Context will be featured as part of Impact 2.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1974–2016] [Unit 28]. In the book, edited by Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, “you will find […]

Iker Gil presents as part of Spectacular Vernacular

Iker Gil presents as part of Spectacular Vernacular

Iker Gil will present at the Chicago Cultural Center on October 23 as part of the “Culture Mixtape” public event organized in relationship with Spectacular Vernacular, the first major solo exhibition of work by the design studio Parsons & Charlesworthn. From the website: “Creative practitioners from Chicago, invited by Parsons & Charlesworth, will reveal what […]

Iker Gil lectures at DePaul University

Iker Gil lectures at DePaul University

Iker Gil will lecture at DePaul University in Chicago on October 5 as part of the “Photographing Chicago” class taught by Rachel Herman. During the talk, Iker will discuss the role that photography plays in the different projects that he is involved with. Some of the projects he will share include the book Shanghai Transforming […]

MAS Context releases its twenty-ninth issue, BOLD

MAS Context releases its twenty-ninth issue, BOLD

Welcome to our Bold issue. This issue features eighteen projects that explore new possibilities for the city of Chicago. Generated by both emerging and established Chicago-based architects and designers, these projects rethink the future of the city and, at the same time, explore the agency of the architect in shaping these scenarios. The projects, generated […]

bLUMEN course at SAIC with Luftwerk

bLUMEN course at SAIC with Luftwerk

bLUMEN (blume : German for ‘flower.’ | lumen : Latin for ‘light’) combines art, architecture and technology to create a flourishing environment that engages and connects with community. From August 1 until August 19, 2016, Iker Gil and Petra Bachmaier from Luftwerk will teach the bLUMEN course at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. […]

MAS Context releases its twenty-eight issue, HIDDEN

MAS Context releases its twenty-eight issue, HIDDEN

Cover by JNL Graphic Design Welcome to our Hidden issue. This issue explores the aspects of our built environment that are hidden, overlooked, not readily apparent, forgotten, and conceptually of physically removed from our sight, whether intentionally or not. Time for us to shine a light on all those things worth rediscovering or seeing for […]

Inside Marina City in El Mundo newspaper

Inside Marina City in El Mundo newspaper

Iker Gil and the project Inside Marina City have been featured in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. In the article, called “Historia de una colmena humana,” Teresa García Alonso talks about Marina City, Iker living in the building, and the project Inside Marina City done in collaboration with photographer Andreas E.G. Larsson. Thanks so much […]

MAS Context releases its twenty-seventh issue, DEBATE

MAS Context releases its twenty-seventh issue, DEBATE

Welcome to our Debate issue. This issue explores the role of debates, ones that have taken place as well as ones that should take place. How are these debates constructive exchanges of opposing positions? What are the topics of those impassioned discussions? What are the issues at stake? What are the venues, physical or virtual, […]

Iker featured on BBC Culture

Iker featured on BBC Culture

Iker Gil has been featured on BBC Culture as part of their High Life series. In the piece, called “What’s it like to live in a skyscraper?,” Iker shares his thoughts about Marina City and shows the interior of a unit in the building as well as several common areas. The segment also shares a […]

Value and Viability panel discussion – Dec 10

Value and Viability panel discussion – Dec 10

On Thursday, December 10, Iker Gil will moderate a panel discussion about value and viability as part of the Illinois Humanities. Architects, artists, and historical advisors who deal with these issues of preservation, economic development and community growth will share their points of view. Speakers include: Theaster Gates, Artist Allen F. Johnson, Historic Advisor, MacRostie […]

Iker in WBEZ Morning Shift

Iker in WBEZ Morning Shift

Iker Gil was interviewed by Tony Sarabia during this morning’s WBEZ’s Morning Shift. During the live program, Iker discussed the exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago and the future of Chicago. You can listen to the full conversation below. WBEZ is a noncommercial public radio station broadcasting from Chicago, Illinois. Financed primarily by listener contributions, […]

Nine Responses to the Available City panel discussion – Nov 24

Nine Responses to the Available City panel discussion – Nov 24

On Tuesday, November 24, Iker Gil will moderate a panel discussion with architects whose work appears in the Chicago Architecture Biennial exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago. For this event, the speakers will be 3D Design Studio, Ania Jaworska, Central Standard Office of Design, Jahn, JGMA, Krueck+Sexton, Landon Bone Baker, Margaret McCurry and Stanley Tigerman. […]

New Faculty Books at University of Buffalo – Nov 18

New Faculty Books at University of Buffalo – Nov 18

On Wednesday, November 18, Iker Gil will moderate a panel discussion with several University of Buffalo faculty members who have recently published books. The event will feature new book publications from Shannon Bassett, Jordan Geiger, Miguel Guitart, Joyce Hwang and Martha Bohm with Gabrielle Printz, Annette Lecuyer, Korydon Smith and Beth Tauke, Ernest Sternberg, and […]

Alternative Scenarios for Chicago Panel Discussion – Oct 20

Alternative Scenarios for Chicago Panel Discussion – Oct 20

On Tuesday, October 20, Iker Gil will moderate a panel discussion with architects whose work appears in the Chicago Architecture Biennial exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago. For this event, the speakers will be David Brown, Design With Company, Hinterlands, PORT, SOM + CAMESgibson, UrbanLab, and WEATHERS. They will discuss their proposals, focusing on the […]

Conversation: Michel Rojkind and Iker Gil

Conversation: Michel Rojkind and Iker Gil

Conversation: Michel Rojkind and Iker Gil

Iker featured in Fifty under Fifty

Iker featured in Fifty under Fifty

Iker Gil is honored to be recognized in the book “Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century” published by Images Publishing. The selection was made by a distinguished five-person jury: Stanley Tigerman, founding partner, Tigerman McCurry; Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will; Jeanne Gang, founder, Studio Gang Architects; Marion Weiss, founding partner, WEISS/MANFREDI; and Qingyun […]

BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago opens

BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago opens

“BOLD:Alternative Scenarios for Chicago,” the exhibition curated by Iker Gil for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, is now open to the public. The exhibition, located inside the Garland Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center, showcases projects and ideas for the city of Chicago generated by architects who are working without the need to respond to a […]

Iker to teach at SAIC

Iker to teach at SAIC

Iker Gil will be joining the faculty at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) during the Fall 2015 semester. Iker will be teaching 3rd year undergraduate architecture studio at the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO). For more information about the School of the Art Institute’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, […]

Iker to curate exhibition as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Iker to curate exhibition as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Iker Gil will curate an exhibition as part of the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial. “BOLD:Alternative Scenarios for Chicago” showcase projects and ideas for the city of Chicago generated by architects who are working without the need to respond to a brief by a client. It will explore the agency of the architect in providing alternative […]

Iker Gil at Artwort

Iker Gil at Artwort

Iker Gil has been interviewed by Giuseppe Resta for Artwort, and Italian website that covers art, architecture, design, photography, fashion, illustration, and technology. In the interview, Iker discusses the origins of the design journal MAS Context, current debates in architecture, the Legacy issue of MAS Context, and shares one of his favorite public spaces. Thanks […]

Q+A> Iker Gil at Architect’s Newspaper

Q+A> Iker Gil at Architect’s Newspaper

Iker Gil has been interviewed by Kristen Moreau for Architect’s Newspaper. In the interview, Iker discusses MAS Studio’s creative process, the goals of the design journal MAS Context, and his work on the exhibition Chatter: Architecture Talks Back. Thanks so much to Kristen Moreau and Architect’s Newspaper for the interview. You can check the interview […]

MAS Studio honored in the AIA Chicago Small Project Awards

MAS Studio honored in the AIA Chicago Small Project Awards

MAS Studio has been honored for its work on the Elemental Kitchen project in Chicago. The project received a Citation of Merit in the 2015 AIA Chicago Small Projects Awards. Below is the text about the project from the awards: “When a client requested a modern kitchen that could also be part of the residence’s […]

Elemental Kitchen, cover of Chicago Architect

Elemental Kitchen, cover of Chicago Architect

Our Elemental kitchen project is the cover of the May/June 2015 issue of Chicago Architect, the official publication of AIA Chicago. The project is featured inside the publication as it has received a Citation of Merit in the AIA Chicago Small Projects Award. Thanks so much to AIA Chicago for the feature. You can check […]

Chatter: Architecture Talks Back at the Art Institute of Chicago

Chatter: Architecture Talks Back at the Art Institute of Chicago

Sensing and Sensibility: Politics and Technology in the Contemporary City

Sensing and Sensibility: Politics and Technology in the Contemporary City

MAS Context talk at UIC School of Design

MAS Context talk at UIC School of Design

Iker Gil in Newcity’s 2015 Design 50

Iker Gil in Newcity’s 2015 Design 50

The Chicago-based publication Newcity has released its annual list of Design 50 and Iker Gil is honored to be included for the second year in a row. As described by Nexcity “this installment of Newcity’s annual Design 50 issue salutes this cohort, which includes retailers and organizers, critics and collectors, deans of schools and heads […]

MAS Context releases its twenty-fourth issue, TOKYO

MAS CONTEXT RELEASES ITS TWENTY-FOURTH ISSUE, TOKYO

Pavilion Furniture: Call for Proposals

Pavilion Furniture: Call for Proposals

Iker Gil featured in AD Spain

IKER GIL FEATURED IN AD SPAIN

ONEIDA SIGNS INSTALLATION

ONEIDA SIGNS INSTALLATION

Iker Gil participates in the second Field Notes Mentorship Program

Iker Gil participates in the second Field Notes Mentorship Program

MAS Context releases its twenty-third issue, ORDINARY

MAS CONTEXT RELEASES ITS TWENTY-THIRD ISSUE, ORDINARY

Inside Marina City at UNC Charlotte

Inside Marina City at UNC Charlotte

Oneida Signage update

Oneida signage update

Iker Gil presents at AIA Convention

Iker Gil presents at AIA Convention

MAS CONTEXT RELEASES ITS TWENTY-SECOND ISSUE, SURVEILLANCE

MAS CONTEXT RELEASES ITS TWENTY-SECOND ISSUE, SURVEILLANCE

Iker Gil participates in the Field Notes Mentorship Program

Iker Gil participates in the Field Notes Mentorship Program

MAS Context releases its twenty-first issue, REPETITION

MAS CONTEXT RELEASES ITS TWENTY-FIRST ISSUE, REPETITION

Iker Gil in Newcity’s 2014 Design 50

Iker Gil in Newcity’s 2014 Design 50

Iker Gil participates in Mextropoli

Iker Gil participates in Mextropoli

Iker Gil participates in Mextropoli

Iker Gil presents to the AIA Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Committee

Iker Gil presents to the AIA Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Committee

Iker Gil, jury of Emerging Visions

Iker Gil, jury of Emerging Visions

Iker Gil participates in What Criticism?

Iker Gil participates in What Criticism?

MAS Context turns 5

MAS Context turns 5

Shared Waters panel discussion

SHARED WATERS PANEL DISCUSSION

Chicago Expander | Water workshop

Chicago Expander | Water workshop

Trickle Up panel discussion

TRICKLE UP PANEL DISCUSSION

MAS Context releases its twentieth issue, NARRATIVE

MAS CONTEXT RELEASES ITS TWENTIETH ISSUE, NARRATIVE

Iker Gil, guest speaker at Chicago Publi©ity Lab

Iker Gil, guest speaker at Chicago Publi©ity Lab

MAS Context releases its nineteenth issue, TRACE

MAS CONTEXT RELEASES ITS NINETEENTH ISSUE, TRACE

Network Reset + Chicago diagram at 6018North

Network Reset + Chicago diagram at 6018North

Iker Gil participates in Archizines Live Chicago

Iker Gil participates in Archizines Live Chicago

Update on our summer pavilion

Update on our summer pavilion

Iker Gil interviewed in Arqa Magazine

Iker Gil interviewed in Arqa Magazine

Iker Gil to present at GOOD Chicago event

Iker Gil to present at GOOD Chicago event

Iker Gil lectures as part of the Gensler Intern program

Iker Gil lectures as part of the Gensler Intern program

Iker Gil presents to University of Utah students

Iker Gil presents to University of Utah students

MAS Context releases its eighteenth issue, IMPROBABLE

MAS Context releases its eighteenth issue, IMPROBABLE

Iker Gil participates in Skill-Exhange Show and Tell

Iker Gil participates in Skill-Exhange Show and Tell

MAS Studio to design pop-up “outdoor living room” in Millennium Park

MAS Studio to design pop-up “outdoor living room” in Millennium Park

Iker Gil interviewed in Architect Magazine

Iker Gil interviewed in Architect Magazine

Iker Gil interviewed in Architect Magazine

MAS Context featured in Architect Magazine

MAS Context releases its seventeenth issue, BOUNDARY

MAS Context releases its seventeenth issue, Boundary

MAS Context featured in Architecture NZ

MAS Context featured in Architecture NZ

Inside Marina City in Arquia/Proxima 2012

Inside Marina City in Arquia/Proxima 2012

Clifford E. Webster Sr. renaming ceremony

Clifford E. Webster Sr. renaming ceremony

Chicago Expander inaugural lecture

Chicago Expander inaugural lecture

Iker Gil featured in Design Bureau

Iker Gil featured in Design Bureau

Iker Gil discusses the Venice Biennale in Chicago Architect

Iker Gil discusses the Venice Biennale in Chicago Architect

MAS Context releases its sixteenth issue, PRODUCTION

MAS Context releases its sixteenth issue, Production

Iker Gil presents at Art Center College of Design

Iker Gil presents at Art Center College of Design

Iker Gil presents at Taubman College

IKER GIL PRESENTS AT TAUBMAN COLLEGE

MAS Context releases its fifteenth issue, VISIBILITY

MAS Context releases its fifteenth issue, Visibility

Inside Marina City at WUHO

Inside Marina City at WUHO

Interview about Cut. Join. Play. on SOM’s website

Interview about Cut. Join. Play. on SOM’s website

Iker Gil to jury the PREMIS AJAC VIII

Iker Gil to jury the Premis AJAC VIII

Iker Gil to teach at IIT College of Architecture

Iker Gil to teach at IIT College of Architecture

Iker Gil lectures at Pecha Kucha Chicago

Iker Gil lectures at Pecha Kucha Chicago

Iker Gil and Julie Michiels featured in Monocle

Iker Gil and Julie Michiels featured in Monocle

Iker Gil to run Archi-salon during “Building: Inside Studio Gang Architect”

Iker Gil to run Archi-salon during “Building: Inside Studio Gang Architect”