news and events
from may 18-20 chicago will once again be hosting the “great chicago places and spaces” event. the event consists of hundreds of tours to and through chicago’s greatest places and spaces (and believe me there are plenty). the tours will be led by notable writers, historians, architects, and other local chicagoans and many of the tours will be to otherwise inaccessible locations and venues. so if you’re in chicago that weekend it’s probably worth registering for this event here.
in other local news and events lynn becker at one of my favorite blogs, architecture chicago plus, has another wonderful monthly calendar of events compiled. this month features stanley tigerman at the highland park library, a symposium on jane jacobs, and my personal favorites, the student architecture shows at both u.i.c. and i.i.t. as mr. becker aptly points out, both are on the same night (may 11) which is, “like a subway series, but with buildings!” both shows are free and very accessible via public transit (blue line to uic/halsted for uic or red or green lines to 35th street for iit, additionally the 33rd st. parking lot is free that evening for iit’s show) but iit’s show has the added bonus of taking place in the newly restored miesian masterpiece of crown hall (the above image is 4’x8′ model, with literally thousands of buildings, at iit of a design for a new sustainable city for the gaza strip).
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