Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Never Too Late for More Burnham: Two events added for this week, plus a great new Exhibition

We'll be starting on the June calendar in another few weeks, but we've just added still another two Burnham-related events to the May calendar.

New Visions for Global Cities - Wednesday, May 27th, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception, here's a program with globalization author Saskia Sassen and Simon Menner, the German photographer whose series Metacity, "recording the informal structures of the homeless in the cities of Bombay, Chicago, and Paris" is part of a new exhibition, Edge of Intent at Columbia's College Museum of Contemporary Photography. This is perhaps the best Burnham-related show I've seen so far, and I hope to be writing more about it soon, but if you attend this Wednesday's event, co-sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Goethe Institute of Chicago, you can check it out for yourself, as it's taking place at the museum, 600 South Michigan. $20.00 for members, $30.00 non-members, info and registration here.

Admitted, Unadmitted and Unnoticed - or, as the Burnham Plan Centennial subtitles it, Paris at the time of the Burnham Plan - 6:15 - 8:00 p.m., in the Library Forum Room on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. Professors Christian Topalov and Isabelle Backouche, Urban History, Centre de Recherches Historiques, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en
Sciences Sociales, Paris, will be presenting their recent work on the shaping of Paris around the year 1900. Info here. There's also a 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. seminar on the same topic.

This week is something of a Burnham Bender, with a Tuesday event on Burnham's recruitment of Edward Bennett, Kristen Schaffer's lunchtime lecture at CAF on Wednesday, and a two-day conference Burnham, Chicago, and Beyond: Politics, Planning, and the Progressive Era City, at CAF and DePaul, Friday and Saturday. And in the line of other current obsession, Lori Healey talks with Lee Bey on The Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, at AIA on Wednesday. Check out all of this week's events here.

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