“Upheaval, Grief and Creativity”
With in the format of the Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Series, Invisible Institute presents a series of four community conversations and potluck dinners led by writer, Jamie Kalven joined by a different guest each session. The series will address difficult subjects that disrupt the relationship between city and citizen.
Today’s topic: CPS school closings: Janak Paranjape, a long-time teacher at Canter Elementary School will talk about the school’s eminent close in June 2014 and the effects of the city-wide displacement of CPS children that has been happening since 2012.
Bring your thoughts, your ideas, and food or drink to share during the presentation.
Colin Ward was an English architect, writer, organizer, urban planner, and anarchist thinker devoted to forms of non-authoritarian social organization, with a keen interest in the experience of children within urban environments. In 1971, he became the Education Officer for the Town and Country Planning Association. He published widely on education, architecture and town planning. His most influential book was The Child In The City (1978), about children’s street culture. From 1995-6, Ward was Centennial Professor of Housing and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He died in 2010. The potlucks are named in his honor, as a form to think about many of the things that he spent his life thinking and writing about.