Saturday, November 17, 2007

Green, Green - in Germany and the U.S., and at Chicago Architectural Club Round Table

Even as we head into the annual ceremony of ritual avian sacrifice, we're still adding events to the November calendar.

This Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30 P.M., going up against Hernán Díaz Alonso's appearance at the Art Institute beginning a half hour earlier, the Chicago Architectural Club, at the iSpace Gallery, will be holding the first of what it expects to be a series of roundtable discussions, this one exploring the questions of: What is the role of the architect in the Green Revolution? What role does technology play? What about authorship? And what does "Green" mean, anyway? Have we been too quick to define the term?

There's still more green a week later, November 27th from 1:30 to 6:00 PM at the Merchandise Mart, when the German American Chamber of Commerce in the Midwest and Baden-Wuerttemberg International (BW-I) present a forum, Transatlantic Perspectives on Energy Efficient Architecture in Germany and the United States, where the roster of participants will include Helmut Meyer of Transsolar, as well as Erik Olsen of the Chicago Department of Buildings talking about the city's Green Permit program.

Both programs are free, but require RSVP's. The Transatlantic Perspectives forum is limited to 60 participants. Click on each event's link above for more info.

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