Friday, February 18, 2011

Tim Samuelson on Margaret Iannelli, Vidal-Hallett at Archeworks, Sharon Haar's City as Campus, Cantigny Park, Explore Engineering this Sunday - still more for February

Never too late to add more events to the February Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

This Sunday afternoon, February 20th, City of Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson will offer up Fragile Flower, a Talk on Margaret Iannelli, at the Park Ridge Community Church for the Kalo Foundation, which is fighting to save the endangered Alfonso Iannelli Studios in that suburb.

On Tuesday the 22nd, architect Carmen Vidal-Hallett will talk about Sustainable Planning: Curtiba, Brazil and Chicago's Edgewater, at Archeworks, while on Wednesday the 23rd, UIC's Sharon Haar will discuss and sign copies of her new book, The City as Campus, at the Jane Adams Hull House Museum.  Then on Thursday, the 24th, a new lecture series Pleasant Places: Architecture in the Parks continues with Joy Kaminsky talking about Cantigny Park: The Gardens and the McCormick House Museum.

Also this Sunday, February 20th, there's a great all-day event, Explore Engineering - How do they do that? at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  It's part of the 2011 Chicagoland  Engineers Week, "a day-long festival of fun, hands-on activities designed to help families discover what engineers do, try out activities, have fun building, constructing, and solving engineering challenges."  More information on all the activities here.

There are still nearly two dozen great events still to come in February.  Check them all out here.


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