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HPF Speaker Series: Lee Bey

Sunday, October 16 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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11211 South Saint Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628 United States



The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

As part of our 2022 Speaker Series, Historic Pullman Foundation is excited to share this riveting presentation by Lee Bey, author, Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side.

Originally designed by S. S. Beman in the 1880s as part of Pullman’s plan for the ideal working and living community, resident photographer and author Lee Bey will take a closer look at the architecture of Pullman, both the neighborhood and the (largely demolished) factory. Bey focuses on the built environment, examining the political, social, and racial factors that shape them.

Members attend FREE, but please register so we know how many people to expect.

SPEAKER BIO: Lee Bey is the author of the much-praised book Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side (Northwestern University Press, 2019), which showcases his architectural photography and social commentary. Bey’s photography of the built environment has appeared in magazines and periodicals such as The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Chicago Architect, Architect, CITE, and in international design publications such as Bauwelt, and Modulør. He is also an in-demand speaker and media commentator on the subjects of architecture, urban planning, Chicago history and late 20th Century Black history and culture. Previously the architecture critic of the Chicago Sun-Times and former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s deputy chief of staff for architecture and urban planning, Bey is now an editorial writer for the Sun-Times, focusing on issues of city governance, neighborhood development, politics and urban planning. He is also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture. Bey is the recipient of the 2021 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award, and the 2019 Distinguished Service Award by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He lives in Chicago’s historic Pullman community.

Join Historic Pullman Foundation for its 2022 Speaker Series, highlighting the history, neighborhood, culture, and monument of Pullman. The Speaker Series will take place the third Sunday of every month now through December.

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