As you may have noticed, we've largely disappeared recently as we've been concentrating on working to finish a large project. Therefore the usual monthly calendar for July has yet to be posted, but I wanted to bring your attention to a couple of key events this week:
Archeworks Open House - Chicago's alternate design school will be holding its summer open house this Wednesday, July 9th, from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M., 625 N. Kingsbury at Ontario. Prospective stduents will be able to meet new co-directors Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn, tour the studios and learn about current courses, plus get info on applying. Call 312/867.7254 for more details.
International Planning History Society - here's one we're sorry we didn't get around to writing about earlier. The Society meets only every five years, and this year it's in Chicago, Thursday the 10th through Sunday the 13th. Public versus private planning: themes, trends, and tensions, the theme of this year's event may sound a bit generic, but it's a cover for a blockbuster schedule of what appears to be over one hundred papers.
Topics covered will range from Carl Smith, Kristen Schaffer and Neil Harris talking about New Perspectives on the 1909 Plan of Chicago, to a keynote by Alexander Garvin, discussing the 21st Century relevance of Baron Haussman, Daniel Burnham, Robert Moses and Edmund Bacon with conference co-hosts and organizers Robert Bruegmann and Christopher Silver, to breakout sessions on everything from sanitation in 19th Century Sao Paulo, to zoning in British Hong Kong and a world of locales and topics in between.
Registration for non-members is $380.00. Pre-registration is closed, but the chronically tardy are promised they can download the "registration form, complete and bring it with you to Chicago. We’ll take care of you when you arrive."
Most events will be at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on North Michigan. You can find all the info, including links to downloading the registration form and a complete schedule, here.