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VIRTUAL - International Archaeology Day: Chicagoland Monuments

October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2020 @ 11:30 pm EDT

This is an online event Chicago, IL United States.

AIA Society: Chicago

Join our interactive and safe challenge to help us celebrate International Archaeology Day and the material culture and history of Chicagoland. Our region is full of monuments to people, events, and places, but what statements do these monuments make? What kind of monument would you make to tell a story about Chicago? In this self-guided, socially-distant challenge, first pick any monument using the helpful field trip guide made by the Monument Lab .
Then, pick a category below, and design your own monument!

1. People of Chicagoland past, present and future: highlight a person or group from any part of the region’s (pre)history
2. From Bears to Cubs: a monument to some aspect of Chicagoland sports
3. Nature’s Metropolis: celebrate or commemorate regional geography, climate, or ecology
4. Chicago-Fest: a monument to some aspect of regional music, arts, design, architecture, or popular culture

Once you’ve made your design, send a picture, sketch, or photograph (in any reasonable digital file format) to starting October 17th and running until October 21st. If you sign the photo waiver form, we will share submissions throughout the challenge period on our social media pages. “Winners” will be chosen based on creativity and critical designs for a proposed Chicago monument, and will be shared in social media and our newsletter, and announced at our first Archaeology & Ale on October 22nd. Feel free to follow along and join in on social media by using #IAD2020Chicago!

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October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am EDT
October 21, 2020 @ 11:30 pm EDT
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Katie Kearns


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