800 S. Halstead
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am-4:00pm
Architecture is Activism. . . Shelter!
Behind-the-Scenes Tour with the National Public Housing Museum
Join us for a day-long “mobile symposium” that explores a past, present, and future look at the topic of “shelter” through public housing in Chicago. This experience features a special tour of the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, a drive-by discussion (and short walk) of the historic architecture and landscape of Julia Lathrop Homes, a look at the Henry Horner Homes site and discussion of the plan for its redevelopment as West Haven, a drive-by of one of the first public housing structures in Chicago, 1322 Taylor Street, The Jane Addams Homes, which is the future home of the National Public Housing Museum.
Bradford Hunt, Associate Professor of Social Science and History, Roosevelt University; Keith Magee, Executive Director National Public Housing Museum; Crystal Palmer, West Haven Resident and Board Member of National Public Housing Museum; and Pete Landon/Catherine Baker, Landon Bone Baker Architects are featured speakers for this program that contextualizes the past, present, and future or public housing in Chicago. Chicago Architecture Foundation docent Tom Drebenstedt will serve as bus “emcee” to share architectural context along the route.
Program includes a box lunch and space is limited to 50 participants.
cost: $50 CAF and National Public Housing Museum members/$60 non-members
time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
location: Program participants will meet at Hull House Museum 800 S. Halsted