Urban Forum’s Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban Ideal
Sponsored by the University of Chicago Urban Network, the 2014 Urban Forum focused on four disciplinary traditions involved with the concept of neighborhood: sociology, geography, social work, and urban design. The Gray Center Lab hosted a number of related events including the exhibition, Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban Ideal.
An exhibition curated by Emily Talen, visiting professor, Committee on Geographical Studies at The University of Chicago, and professor at Arizona State University, on mapped representations of individual neighborhoods, citywide maps of neighborhood delineation, and neighborhood design, featuring drawings, photographs, and other materials. Exhibit runs through April 27. Sponsored by The University of Chicago Urban Network.
Open hours: Tuesday April 15, 5-7p
Tuesday April 22, 3:30-6:30p
Please visit the Gray Center Lab for a variety of events related to the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday April 9, 5-7pm
The Art and Science of Urbanism, a project of the Arts | Science Initiative
Thursday April 10, 5-7pm
Join scholars and professionals for a lively conversation on the intersection of science, the arts, and urban design in the development of urban areas. Panelists: Julie Burros, director of cultural planning for the City of Chicago; Brett Cochrane, architect; and Mark Bouman, Chicago region program director at the Field Museum. Moderated by Stephen Baker, Ph.D., Researcher, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. This program is in partnership with the Arts | Science Initiative at the University of Chicago, and is being presented as part of the University of Chicago's Urban Forum 2014, sponsored by the University of Chicago Urban Network.
Emerging Scholars Lecture: Adrienne Brown
Wednesday April 16, 5-7pm
The skyscraper's central role in structuring American social and aesthetic perception in the early 20th century is the focus of a book in development by Adrienne Brown, assistant professor in the Department of English at University of Chicago. Join her for a discussion on the racial history of the Chicago skyscraper. This lecture is presented as part of the University of Chicago's Urban Forum 2014, sponsored by the University of Chicago Urban Network.
Judy Hoffman: "Why Should You Make Documentaries in Chicago?"
Thursday April 17, 4:30-6:30pm
If there is a "Chicago Style" of documentary filmmaking, one must look at the geography of the city -- the design, politics, cultures and labor of its people and how they live their lives. Filmmaker Judy Hoffman, lecturer in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago, leads this exciting discussion. This program is organized by the Chicago Studies Program, and is being presented as part of the University of Chicago's Urban Forum 2014 sponsored by the University of Chicago Urban Network.
Sunday April 27, 4-6pm