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The Graham Foundation and Urban Habitat Chicago (UHC) partner to present a talk by Richard Sennett as part of UHC’s Lecture and Film Series.
Richard Sennett 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.
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.
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. Their 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.
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