Sunday, November 01, 2009

A badelynge of critics, a Burnham Smackdown, Jones, Pardo, Plensa, Peel, Kearns, Gang, Hadrian and more - over 50 events on the November calendar

It begins on Monday with Wes Jones at UIC, and continues with critics, critics, everywhere this week - first Joseph Rosa talking with Paul Goldberger on Wednesday, and then Goldberger again, plus Hawthorne, Goldhagen, Kamin and Lifson at a Chicago Architecture Foundation panel on Thursday. Me? I'll be at the bar, Schuba's Tavern, to be exact, this Wednesday, moderating Urban Habitat's Burnham Smackdown! with Sam Assefa, Richard Avery, Nicolas Petty, Rashmi Rasaswamy, Mike Newman and Zoka Zola discussing extending the lessons of the 1909 Plan of Chicago into the city's future while ducking beer bottles thrown by dissenting attendees.

Elsewhere on the architects front, there's Markus Miessen and Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss at separate events at the Graham, Jeanne Gang on MEP systems at Crown Hall, Jorge Pardo at the Art Institute, David Woodhouse discussing his Burnham memorial at AIA Chicago, where later in the month Larry Kearns will be discussing his firm's recent work. There's Bob Score, at the Cultural Center for Landmarks Illinois, talking about the restoration of Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott cast iron ornament, and Joseph Dolinar and Ken DeMuth lecturing on their Park Monroe at CAF.

Plus Hadrian's Rome, Infrastructures for Change, High-Speed Rail, the Mannahatta Project's Eric Sanderson, What is Archeworks?, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Cul-de-Sac Syndrome, Park District proposals for Northerly Island, the Wacker Manual, Jaume Plensa, Green Retrofit, Laurence Okrent on the Evolution of Grant Park, and, believe it or not, much, much more. Before things shut down for Thanksgiving on the 22nd, there are over 50 items on November calendar. Check them all out here.

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