Friday, July 05, 2013

Broken Windows at Polish Triangle, Anne Mallek on English Arts and Crafts - more events added as July calendar heats up

OK, the 4th on a Wednesday has somehow morphed into a holiday weekend, so there's not much going on until next Tuesday, and after that, things heat up with new addition to the July Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

This coming Tuesday, July 9th, taking place at 6:00 p.m. at Polish Triangle on Milwaukee,  Division, and Ashland and Broken Windows: Writers Examine the Human Element in Urban Design, with stories from Paul Durica, Maribel Mares and Sara Ross and an open mic (sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.)  Earlier (3:00 to 5:00 p.m., to be exact) in the same location Katherine Darnstadt  of Latent Design will lead a Broken Windows Place Making Workshop.  No actual windows will be harmed in either event.

On Thursday, the 25th, Anne Mallek, curator at Greene and Greene's Gamble House in Pasadena, will be at the Pritzker Auditorium in the Monroe Building to lecture on “Good Houses and Good Books”: The English Arts and Crafts Movement in America.  Among the major players in the movement were English designer Charles Robert Ashbee, and, in America, Frank Lloyd Wright, whose son took the picture of Ashbee you see here.

Getting back to this coming week, the Chicago Center on Green Technology has a Wednesday session on Accelerating Sustainability in Chicago's 77 Community Areas,  while lunchtime on Thursday the 11th John Eifler talks about (Frank Lloyd) Wright's Search for Innovation in Design at Fourth Presbyterian's Gratz Center.

On Thursday evening, the Chicago Architecture Foundation sponsors A River Runs Through It: Developing and Designing Chicago's Second Shoreline, a panel discussion with Benet Haller, John Quail, Tom D'Arcy, Doug Farr and moderator Josh Ellis.  Same evening, CCGT offers a preview of this year's GreenBuilt Home Tour, and at the Music Institute of Chicago (in Evanston, ironically enough) there's another panel discussion/book signing for the just published Evanston: 150 Years, 150 Places, with Stuart Cohen, Jack Weiss, Heidi Hoppe, Kris Hartzell and Laura Saviano.

Event-wise, July is really just getting started, so check out the three dozen great items to come on the July Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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