Friday, October 4, 2019

Free Walking Tour Of Argyle Street, This Saturday

Jane's Walks Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Biennial are combining for a free walk along Argyle this Saturday entitled "Social Architecture: Argyle St."

"What is the 'social architecture' that holds communities together? How does memory define a place? Who makes culture today? How is prejudice embedded in urban space? Why must policy-makers defend places built by immigrants and refugees?

Explore this and more on a critical walking tour exploring the past and present of Uptown's Argyle Street. From Jewish enclave, to dis-invested slum – to a gentrifying, queer, and diverse melting pot - Argyle has many lessons to offer, but will anyone heed the warnings before this magical place is gone? And why do urban planners seem intent in repeating mistakes versus learning from successes?"

Register here, at Eventbrite.  The walk meets at the Argyle Red Line stop (1118 West Argyle) and takes place between noon and 2pm.

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