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. Join Lee Bey, Blair Kamin, Laurie Petersen, and Jen Masengarb, Assoc AIA for a conversation about Chicago’s successes and failures in architecture and urban design.
This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This program is generously underwritten by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Major support is provided by Julie and Larry Bernstein, the Zell Family Foundation, and Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund. Generous support is provided by Lois and Steve Eisen and The Eisen Family Foundation, Caryn and King Harris, and D. Elizabeth Price.