Mar 28th 2024

2024 Spring Lecture Series: Alfred Caldwell Lecture: Growing, Foraging, and Cultivating

Urban gardening, foraging, and cultivating can bolster the future of Chicago, including the city’s South Side, and everyone is invited to a panel discussion about landscape architecture’s place in the city at S. R. Crown Hall on April 1 at 5 p.m.

Community leaders Shane Alden, of The Wild Dryad; L. Anton Seals Jr., of Grow Greater Englewood; and Sherry Williams, of the Bronzeville Historical Society, will join Professor Ron Henderson in this discussion.

The annual lecture celebrates the legacy of landscape architect Alfred Caldwell, a professor hired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1944 and who would design Illinois Tech’s main campus’ landscaping. His Chicago works include Promontory Point in Burnham Park and the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park.