Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Public Housing: Not What You Think, tonight and Sulan Kolatan Wednesday - late listings to the February calendar

More additions to the February calendar:


Public Housing: Not What You Think
6:30 - 8:00 P.M, Tuesday, February 5th, Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington moderates a panel including Sharon Gist Gilliam, former Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Housing Authority; Crystal Palmer, President of the Local Advisory Council at Horner Homes and Board Vice President of the Public Housing Museum; and Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and author of Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class.

Chicago neighborhoods are undergoing astonishing and often wrenching change. New communities are being built while old communities are displaced, and "gentrification" has become a hotly debated and contested issue. How can Chicago's low-income families, including those who live in public housing, make sense of the dramatic change in their communities? What imperatives are driving the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation, which is remaking public housing in the city? How do Chicagoans reconcile their desires for progress with their desire to preserve their communities? The panel will discuss these questions.

Sponsored by the Public Housing Museum, Chicago History Museum. Information: on-line (pdf format)

Sulan Kolatan 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 6th - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan

A free lecture by architect Sulan Kolatan, principal and founder of KOL/MAC LLC, which operates as a distributed office by forming project-based teams and collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. Collaborations have included projects with Arup AGU London, Hargreaves Associates, the French lighting and scénography firm Duckscéno and the Canadian real-time artificial intelligence software firm Biographic Technologies,Inc. among others. Presented in conjunction with the Art Institute's current exhibition, "Figuration in Contemporary Design."

Co-sponsored by the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Chicago Women in Architecture. Information: 312/857.7166

And, of course, you can check out all the goodies on the February calendar here.

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