Sunday, July 12, 2009

Daniel Burnham/Jane Adams/St. Vincent DePaul Grudge Match, Archeworks Open House this week

Okay, so it's not actually tag-team wrestling, as entertaining as that might be, but what promises to be a fascinating panel discussion Daniel Burnham Meets Vincent De Paul and Jane Adams, which DePaul University is sponsoring at the Cliff Dwellers Wednesday evening, July 15th. It's one of two events we've added to the July calendar, the other of which is Archework's Summer Open House, beginning Thursday the 16th at 5:30, which will include a lecture by co-director Martin Felsen. There are more than a dozen great events - from Reinventing Public Investment to Benjamin Marshall: Architect and Bon Vivant, the Jewels in July fundraiser for Architreasures on Wednesday, and much more - this week. Check them all out here.

Felsen and Sarah Dunn are also scheduled to speak at WorldFuture 2009 Innovation and Creatvity in a Complex World, which runs July 17-19 at the Chicago Hilton and brings together deep thinking futurists from across America. A cautionary note about futurism can be found on the organization's home page, where they commemorate the passing of board member and former secretary of defense under JFK Robert S. McNamara, whose career was an object lesson in how the future has a bad habit of careening out of control in ways you never anticipated.

Also, a reminder that this is the last week for Prairie Avenue Bookshop's spectacular Summer Sale, which ends on the Saturday the 18th and offers savings that start at 20% off purchases of $10 to $49, and top out at a full 50% savings past the $100 mark. Not be left out, the shop at the Chicago Architecture Foundation is offering a 15% discount on all regularly priced merchandise through July 31st. And, as always, yummy and affordable ArchitectureChicago PLUS jams and jellies remain on sale in our lobby.

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