Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Still to come this month: John Tolva, Tatiana Bilbao, Pecha Kucha Big Data, Anne Pasternak and more - it's the May calendar!

So it was getting to be near the middle of the month, and someone asked about the May Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events, “So I said, ‘Yeah - sure!’”  Much like Frankie Pentangeli at those Senate hearings.

Even with the Memorial Day Holiday, there are still dozens of great events to come, beginning today, Wednesday the 14th, with former Emanuel administration tech guru John Tolva discussing Networked Urbanism: Re-Thinking Cities as Smart Machines,  lunchtime at CAF in conjunction with the Foundation's new show Big Data.  Tomorrow at 12:15 in the Murray-Green Library, Dennis McClendon will discuss Congress Street, the Auditorium and the South Loop for Landmarks Illinois, while in the evening, San Simeon historian Victoria Kastner will talk about Hearst Ranch: Family, Land and Legacy at the Driehaus.  (Don't bring up the Orson Welles thing.)

Just some of the month's other highlights also include Preservation Chicago's Ward Miller on 2014's Seven Most Threatened Buildings at CAFCreative Time Director Anne Pasternak discussing audacious public art at MCA, architect Tatiana Bilbao at the Art Institute, a special Pecha Kucha: City of Big Data edition, and a town meeting at Crown Hall on proposals for saving Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House from recurring flood damage.

But wait, there's more!  Check it all out on the May Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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