Tuesday / November 29, 2022 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Chicago’s Public Spaces: Past, Present, and Future

Museum of Contemporary Art and online

The Chicago Humanities Festival invites you to the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Lecture on Architecture, a conversation based on the festival's 2022 theme: Public.

Chicago’s architectural legacy includes a civic ideal that has produced prized public spaces. However, public spaces for many of the city’s Black and brown residents were—and, in some cases, continue to be—inferior to spaces used by White and affluent Chicagoans. In addition, gentrification near new public spaces has made adjoining neighborhoods unaffordable for many longtime residents. Two new books consider these and other questions about the built environment:

Join Lee Bey, Blair Kamin, Laurie Petersen, and AIA Chicago executive director Jen Masengarb, Assoc AIA, for a conversation about Chicago’s successes and failures in architecture and urban design. Anne Lazar, executive director of the Driehaus Foundation, will introduce the program. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

In-person tickets are SOLD OUT.  

Purchase tickets to the virtual program through the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Prices are $0 to $15)

Sponsored By

Chicago Humanities Festival and Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Hosted By

Museum of Contemporary Art

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