Monday, September 09, 2013

Baer, Urban Provocations with Tigerman, Eisenschmidt, UrbanLab, Bruner Awards with Larry Kearns - More Great New Events for September

Never too late to be adding great new events to the September Chicago Architectural Calendar . . .

On Thursday, September 26th, WTTW's Geoffrey Baer will be at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity
Temple in Oak Park to talk about his documentary, The Ten Buildings that Changed America.   On Wednesday, September 18th, at the Expo 72 Gallery on Randolph across the street from the Cultural Center, there'll be a panel discussion at the exhibition City Works - Provocations for Chicago's Urban Future with Stanley Tigerman, John David Brown, Studio/Gang, UrbanLab and exhibition curator Alexander Eisenschmidt, moderated at AIA Chicago's Zurich Esposito.

This Wednesday the 12th, there'll be the presentation ceremony at the Garfield Park Conservatory for the 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, with a panel discussion
with Metropolis editor Susan Szenasy, Gabriel Goodman, Benet Haller, Ann Marie Lubenau, Eunita Rushing, Susana Vasquez, and architect Larry Kearns, whose design for Inspiration Kitchens won this year's Gold Medal.  The the next day, Friday the 13th, AIA Chicago will host Promoting Design and More through Rudy Bruner Awards, with Kearns, Bruner Foundation director Lubenau and Emily Emmerman of the Gary Comer Youth Center, which won the Bruner Silver Award in 2011, and Ed Uhlir, whose Millennium Park won Silver in 2009.

Also coming up this week, we've got Pecha Kucha Chicago Volume #27 at Martyr's tomorrow (Tuesday), photographer Richard Wasserman talking about Midstream: The Chicago River, 1999-2010 Wednesday lunchtime at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which is also hosting a special river cruise with the designers currently remaking the Chicago's riverfront - CDOT's Michelle Woods, Carol Ross Barney, Sasaki's Gina Ford, Studio/Gang's Claire Cahan and bKL Architecture's Tom Kerwin - Thursday evening.  Lunchtime on Thursday, Friends of the Parks will be hosting a lecture on The Brilliance of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County: Celebrating 100 Years, lunchtime at the Cultural Center.  

On Saturday, the 14th, the Museum of Contemporary Art, in conjunction with its exhibition, Homebodies, will have a gallery talk with artist Julia Fish and architect Dan Wheeler, while Landmarks Illinois has its 2013 Skyline Social fundraiser at the Elks Memorial.

And that's just scratching the surface.  There are over 40 great events still to come this month.  Check out all the details on the September Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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