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This Center for Advanced Study public events series features presentations of research and creative projects by recent CAS Associates and Fellows.
We are delighted to showcase the work of some of our most productive and creative faculty in a series of intellectually and spiritually invigorating presentations. You are invited to drop in when you can and enjoy a bite to eat while you learn about the exciting projects undertaken by our faculty. A brunch buffet will be provided at all in-person events.
11:00am, David Wilson, Chicago's Gentrifying South Side: Blues Clubs and Political Resistance
Advancing our understanding of current kinds of urban politics, this study examines how a deft, subterranean politics has formed around the rapid gentrifying of blues clubs on Chicago’s South Side. As long-term clubbers look to preserve this precious resource from the conversion to more commercialized clubs, their actions to blunt this have been remarkably creative and nuanced. Professor Wilson will conclude with ruminations about the future of these clubs and the distinctive nature of this politics.
Noon, Barry Bradlyn, A New Spin on Topological Quantum Materials
Abstract coming soon!