SAH lost a great friend and benefactor on March 22, when Seymour H. Persky passed away. Read the obituary by SAH Executive Director Pauline Saliga.

SAH is accepting memorial gifts in his honor here.

Magnitudes of Change:
Local Sites & Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment

Saturday, April 18
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tickets $10

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Architecture in the Rio de la
Plata Basin: Between Tradition
and Cosmopolitanism

September 1-12, 2015

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Black Lives Matter

March 10, 2015 | via Aggregate

The Black Lives Matter dossier, published by the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, is edited by SAH members Jonathan Massey and Meredith TenHoor and includes essays from SAH members Amber Wiley, Michael Abrahamson, Dianne Harris, and Charles David II. Excerpt from the Introduction republished here with permission.

What does it mean to put black lives at the center of our thinking about architecture and its history? On the Aggregate website, thirteen new essays by scholars, designers, students, and citizens address the Black Lives Matter movement through architectural and urban research. The edited collection diagnoses sources of violence, identifies forms of resistance, and reimagines Black aesthetics.

Introduction: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

—Alicia Garza, “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement”1

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  • Smart Growth: Chinatown Green Streets

    Washington | Dates: 08 Apr, 2015
    The Chinatown Green Street Demonstration Project, spearheaded by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., involves the design and installation of an interconnected series of vegetated systems to manage stormwater, beautify the public right of way, and enable safe access for all users of all ages and abilities. Deborah Steinberg, ASLA, representing the client, and Steven Spears, ASLA, representing the design team, explain how this project aims to become a world-class model for green and complete streets. This program is presented in April in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month.
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  • Sewing a Small Town: The Renaissance of a Historical Center - Architecture Summer School 2015 (July 20-August 01, 2015)

    Gassino Torinese (TO), Italy, Italy | Dates: 26 – 31 Mar, 2015
    Architecture Summer School in Italy (July 20-August 01, 2015)
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  • Teen Architecture Workshop

    Boston | Dates: 22 – 23 Apr, 2015
    Explore architecture and interior design through a two-day hands-on design workshop in which you will create your own micro-housing unit—the new trend in innovative housing.
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