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SAH Architectural Tours & Public Events At Chicago Conference

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Leading scholars from around the world will convene in Chicago, April 15–19, to present new research on the history of the built environment at the 68th Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians. But the conference isn’t just for academics. SAH aims to engage two important audiences—conference attendees and the local community—with public programs that include the SAH 75th International Anniversary Celebration at The Rookery, over 30 architectural tours, the SAH Chicago Seminar...




 

 

Speakers_680x250 copyLeading scholars from around the world will convene in Chicago, April 15–19, to present new research on the history of the built environment at the 68th Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians. But the conference isn’t just for academics. SAH aims to engage two important audiences—conference attendees and the local community—with public programs that include the SAH 75th International Anniversary Celebration at The Rookery, over 30 architectural tours, the SAH Chicago Seminar and the conference plenary talk. More after the jump...
 


 
From a recent press release:
 
"SAH will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding with a party at The Rookery, the National Historic Landmark building designed by Burnham and Root in 1888. SAH invites the public to take part in the celebration, which is co-sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, the Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago and SAH.

Tours of the region’s architecture, landscapes and neighborhoods will be led by an impressive group of Chicago-based architects, architectural historians, authors, preservationists and nonprofit leaders. Chicago’s Pilsen, Uptown, Pullman and Chinatown neighborhoods will be featured, along with structures designed by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Netsch, Studio Gang and JGMA, among others. For the complete tour lineup, click here.
 
“Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago’s Built Environment” is the title of the SAH Chicago Seminar, a half-day program comprised of a keynote address, “Reading Chicago’s Landscape as Urbanism,” by Harvard University professor Charles Waldheim, and two panel discussions. Panelists include 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. Transformations of the Chicago River and Lakefront and development and change in Chicago’s neighborhoods are the topics to be covered. Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate the discussion. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. To learn more, visit here.
 
Columbia University professor and “History Detectives” host Gwendolyn Wright will give the plenary talk, “The Role of Play: Looking for Patterns and Crossing Boundaries.” Co-sponsored by The Art Institute of Chicago, the Architecture & Design Society and SAH, the talk will explore ways architectural historians may further adopt creative techniques that architects use in order to gain insights into how architects have imagined built realities experienced by all."

For more info and to order tickets, visit the event website here.

Images via SAH


 

 

 
 
 

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