Thursday, October 04, 2007

Teddy Cruz lectures November 1, Grant Park South Wall tonight, Rolf Achilles on Chicago-Budapest Connection October 18

Remarkable Guatemalan-born architect Teddy Cruz will be in Chicago on November 1 to deliver the The American Planning Association and the National Building Museum's 2oo7 L'Enfant Lecture, From the Global Border to the Border Neighborhood, at 7:00 P.M. at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center. Here's what I wrote about Cruz's compelling work, at the end of an article on a Field Museum exhibition on pre-fab housing. Here's the official event description:
As the world becomes more interconnected, it is critical for professionals in the built environment to think beyond borders and geographic lines. Inspired by his San Diego office that sits near the busiest border crossing the world, architect and urban theorist Teddy Cruz attempts to integrate two cultures geographically close yet culturally distant from one another. Cruz will discuss his firm's work in creating affordable housing, community centers, and developments on both sides of the border.
The lecture will be $10.00 for members of either of the two sponsoring organizations; $15.00 for the general public. Register on-line (deadline October 23rd). More information on the event here. More information on Teddy Cruz here.

also . . .
Two Late Listings to October Calendar

Tonight, October 4th. Completing Grant Park's South Wall and its Frame
This Grant Park Advisory Council session will feature The Central Station Development team presenting two new high-rises to be built along Roosevelt Road. 6:00 P.M., Roosevelt University, Congress Lounge, 430 South Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor

Thursday, October 18th, Art Nouveau: The Chicago-Budapest Connection
Art historian Rolf Achilles will be delivering this month's Landmarks Illinois Preservation Snapshots lecture at the Claudia Cassidy Theatre of the Chicago Cultural Center at 12:15 P.M., offering a "visual exploration of the influences of Chicago and Louis Sullivan on form and function in Budapest, circa 1910."

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