Monday, October 09, 2006

Leslie Robertson, Charles Landry, Curitiba and Modernism Road Show among late additions to October calendar

As if the October calendar of Chicago architectural events weren't already crowded enough (20 items this week alone), here are some crackerjack late additions. On Thursday, Charles Landry, authority on what makes cities work and author of both The Creative City and the soon-to-be-published The Art of City Making, will lecture at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Next week, legendary engineer Leslie Robertson, principal structural engineer on the twin World Trade Towers, will talk at IIT in anticipation of the upcoming Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat symposium the following week.

On October 26th, Design Evanston will be sponsoring Carmen Vidal-Hallett and Mark Hallett will lecture on Learning from Curitiba, the environmentally progressive Brazilian city.

Finally, a couple of offbeat additions. On the 18th, the Chicago Architectural Club is sponsoring what it calls Open Mic night at I-Space, where past, present and future club members are being encouraged to present and talk about work that is unbuilt, under construction or conceptional. And on Sunday the 28th, Antiques Roadshow stalwarts David Rago and John Sollo come to IIT's Crown Hall to provide appraisals of your modernist furniture, fine and decorative arts.

There a cornucupic logjam of great events this week, including a weekend long symposium on the ocassion of Louis Sullivan's 150 birthday. Free up your schedule, and see details on all of them here.

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