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SAH Architecture Conference In Chicago: April 15-19, 2015

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by Eric last modified Apr 03, 2015

Just to remind readers, the Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference takes place April 15–19 (Wednesday–Sunday) at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, 350 W Mart Center Dr, Chicago. Some events will be held in off-site venues. Check the program for a complete list of locations. More info after the jump... The SAH Annual International Conference is a forum for preeminent scholars and practitioners in architectural history, architecture, landscape, urbanism and...




 

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 8.29.46 AMJust to remind readers, the Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference takes place April 15–19 (Wednesday–Sunday) at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, 350 W Mart Center Dr, Chicago. Some events will be held in off-site venues. Check the program for a complete list of locations. More info after the jump...

The SAH Annual International Conference is a forum for preeminent scholars and practitioners in architectural history, architecture, landscape, urbanism and preservation to present new research, network, and exchange ideas. It includes presentations of scholarly papers as well as educational programs and architecture tours open to the public. Engaging with the local community—both professionals and the interested public—and addressing salient issues facing their communities is a priority for SAH. The conference serves as a platform for discussion of local, regional and global issues, and showcases the host city’s distinctive architecture to regional, national and international audiences.

Over 700 architectural historians, art historians, architects, preservationists and other built environment professionals from around the world will convene in Chicago to present new research on built environment topics from antiquity to the present.

Highlights from the 68th Annual International Conference will include:

Wednesday: Introductory address by Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, “Architecture Criticism: Dead or Alive?”

Thursday–Sunday: More than 30 public tours of architecture and landscapes in and around Chicago, led by local architects, preservationists and nonprofit leaders (held off-site at various locations)

Thursday–Friday: Over 180 speakers will present new research in the field during the conference’s 36 paper sessions

Thursday: Awards ceremony followed by plenary talk (open to the public) by Gwendolyn Wright, Columbia University professor and host of the PBS series, History Detectives (held off-site at the Art Institute of Chicago)

Friday: The SAH 75th International Anniversary Celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of SAH’s founding (held off-site at The Rookery)

Saturday: SAH Chicago Seminar, “Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago’s Built Environment,” is a public program that features a keynote address by Harvard University professor Charles Waldheim and two panel discussions with Chicago architects Martin Felsen, Jeanne Gang, Carol Ross Barney, and Patricia Saldaña Natke; architectural historian Robert Bruegmann; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Debra Shore; and Alaina Harkness of the MacArthur Foundation. (held off-site at the Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church)

The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization, founded in 1940, that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. Headquartered in Chicago’s National Historic Landmark Charnley-Persky House, SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs. SAH is celebrating 75 years with an anniversary celebration at the conference.

For more info check out the conference website.

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