Monday, November 11, 2013

Wednesday: Asthma and Housing; Today: Carlo Caldini - more for November

We're still adding content to the November Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events (and soliciting feedback from our readers whether it's worth all the work to keep the calendar going into 2014.)
Wednesday morning at University Center, the Chicago Asthma Consortium is sponsoring a half-day seminar on the rarely discussed topic of Asthma and Housing, taking design beyond aesthetics to the home environment and its effects on asthma sufferers.  It includes lectures, a panel and roundtable discussion, with participants including Catherine Baker of Landon Bone Baker, Ginger Chew of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, caregiver Sophia Ragland, among many others.

Tonight, Tuesday, at the Graham Foundation, Florence-based architect Carlo Caldini, will discuss his 1970's co-founding of Gruppo 9999, and his contributions to the 1972 MOMA exhibition Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, which is the focus of the Graham's current exhibition, Environments and Counter Environments.  Then on Thursday, as the future of the Egyptian-styled former Nick's Uptown is debated before the Landmarks Commission, preservationist and historian Heather Plaza-Manning will discuss Romancing the Sphinx: American Egyptian Revival Architecture at the Uptown Public Library.

These are just a few of the over dozen great item happening just this week to check out on the November Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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