Nov 14th 2022

Book Launch: Who Is the City For? Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago

Join the authors of Who Is the City For? Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago—written by longtime Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin and with photography by Lee Bey, a renowned architectural photographer, author, Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic, and IIT College of Architecture adjunct faculty member—for a book launch and discussion at S. R. Crown Hall on Monday, November 21, co-sponsored by American Institute of Architects Illinois.

The book brings dozens of Kamin’s high-profile columns from the past decade, including a battle with Donald Trump, critiques of Chicago mega projects, and the culturally diverse Chicago neighborhoods outside of the downtown Loop.

Kamin, the Tribune’s architecture critic for 28 years, is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author or editor of several books, including Why Architecture Matters: Lessons from Chicago and Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age.

Bey is the author of Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side. He was formerly deputy chief of staff for architecture and urban planning under former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

The event will begin at 5 p.m., and will be streamed on YouTube