Chicago is exporting its architectural expertise across the globe, particularly to China. Two Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune journalists, architecture critic Blair Kamin and photographer John Kim, teamed up to analyze the Chicago-China connection in an acclaimed series, “Designed in Chicago, Made in China.” Now, Kamin will lead a panel discussion that digs deep into the fascinating issues that arise when world class architecture meets rapid urban development. By urbanizing so quickly, is China diminishing quality of life instead of celebrating it?
The series is part of the Chicago Tribune’s “The Global City” initiative. See more of the series here, then come out and join the discussion.
• Philip Enquist – Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Partner in charge of urban planning and development
• Silas Chiow - Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Director of China office
• Ralph Johnson - Perkins + Will, Principal and Design Director
Blair Kamin has been the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic since 1992. A graduate of Amherst College and the Yale University School of Architecture, he has also been a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. The University of Chicago Press has published two collections of Kamin's columns: "Why Architecture Matters: Lessons from Chicago" and "Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age.” Kamin is the recipient of 35 awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, which he received in 1999 for a body of work highlighted by a series of articles about the problems and promise of Chicago's greatest public space, its lakefront.
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