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UHC Lecture Series 2010 12) Richard Sennett, sociologist

Thursday, December 2, 2010 · 6:30 PM

Sennett Lecture Cancelled
UHC regrets to announce the cancellation of the lecture this Thursday, December 2nd. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Richard Sennett is unable to come to Chicago at this time. UHC is working to reschedule the lecture, and those who were signed up to attend will be contacted and given the first opportunity to reserve their place at that time.

12. Richard Sennett, Sociologist

Lecturer: Richard Sennett
Date/time: Will be rescheduled
Location: The Ballroom at Graham Foundation Madlener House 4 West Burton Place Chicago, Illinois 60610 (map)
Cost: FREE!

Event Description

Urban Habitat Chicago and the Graham Foundation have partnered to bring distinguished speaker and sociologist, Richard Sennett, as a guest lecturer for UHC’s Lecture and Film Series. Mr. Sennett’s work has explored how individuals and groups make sense of material facts about where they live and the work they do. He focuses on how people can become competent interpreters of their own experience, despite the obstacles society may put in their way. Mr. Sennett’s lecture is entitled, “Edges: How People Are Separated in Cities and What Can Be Done About It”.

Come to the Madlener House early and visit the Las Vegas Studio which houses the latest exhibition at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, features photographs and video that became an integral part of the research that led to Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour’s seminal publication, Learning from Las Vegas.

Lecturer’s Bio

This engaging speaker was born in Chicago and grew up in the Cabrini Green Housing Project, one of the first racially-mixed public housing projects in the United States. Mr. Sennett trained at the University of Chicago and at Harvard University. In the 1970s he founded, with Susan Sontag and Joseph Brodsky, The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. In the 1980s he served as an advisor to UNESCO and as president of the American Council on Work; currently, Mr. Sennett divides his time between New York University and the London School of Economics.

Additional information

Accessibility: Talks are held in the ballroom on the third floor, which is only accessible by stairs. The first floor of the Madlener House is accessible via an outdoor lift. Please call 312.787.4071 to make arrangements.

About Urban Habitat Chicago

The mission of Urban Habitat Chicago is to demonstrate the viability of sustainable concepts and practices in urban environments through research, education, and hands-on projects. UHC works at the intersections of urban agriculture, the built environment, materials recovery and reuse, and emerging local industries, focusing on creating seamless transitions in the cycles of resources at all scales.

UHC presents a yearly series of lectures by members and guests that draw on a wide range of fields and interests such as urban agriculture, biology, ecology, architecture, land use and planning, engineering, construction, product design, and manufacturing. Our goal is to educate our members and the public about today’s vital environmental concerns and provide some information and tools on how to address them in ways large and small. Visit us at http://www.urbanhabitatchicago.org

About the Graham Foundation

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. For more information on the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts visit www.grahamfoundation.org.

The event registration is now being conducted via Eventbrite. If you have previously registered for the event, your registration is still valid. If you wish to confirm your registration, please email Breena Ferguson:/about/fergusonbreena/

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