CHGO DSGN partnered with LVL3 Gallery in Chicago to co-present WHEREVER, a group exhibition celebrating fourteen contemporary Chicago designers and their expansive influence. A selection of designers who previously exhibited in CHGO DSGN were invited back to join several new inductees to show work that blurs the line between art and design. Upholding LVL3's mission to bring together artists from around the world, Quinn Keaveney of Vancouver, Emily Haasch of San Francisco, and Adi Goodrich of Los Angeles (all former Chicagoans) participated as well.
"… a confident display of designers-as-artists in a community of creators; a community whose members may have international sights but still always find the “here” in the “wherever” they happen to be working." – Jessica Barrett Sattell, Newcity
A condensed timeline of Chicago art and design history was made using iconic designers' work. Leading up to the opening, these images were used on social media to create buzz for the show.