Please join us on Thursday, June 26 at 6pm for a dialogue titled Collective Sense: Community participation as a Design Tool with visiting Jackman Goldwasser resident Sanjeev Shankar. Sanjeev is in residence currently exploring sustainable and collective architectural practices in Chicago as an extension of his ongoing research-based practice in India. For this event, Sanjeev will present current projects and lead a discussion on the role and impact of participation in his creative process. This event is part of the Eye on India Festival taking place across Chicago through June 29.
This potluck conversation will take place inside The Beast. The potluck conversation series hosts lively discussions around different ideas and themes inspired by The Beast. 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.