Alfred Caldwell Lecture Featuring Thomas Dyja

Thomas Dyja will deliver the inaugural Alfred Caldwell Lecture, “The Caldwell Farm: A Sense of Himself in Forty Acres,” on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall.

Dyja is a noted novelist and biographer. His survey of post-war Chicago, The Third Coast, was selected by the Chicago Public Library for the 2015–16 One Book, One Chicago initiative. Other works of note include the award-winning On the High Line and the biography Walter White; The Dilemma of Black Identity in America.

This lecture marks the first of five installments in “Alfred Caldwell and the Performance of Democracy,” a series of multi-site programs that address a diverse range of geographies and constituencies to amplify access, interpretations, and new scholarship on Caldwell. Dyja’s contribution aims to expand the latent discourse of landscape architecture in the Midwest.

“Alfred Caldwell and the Performance of Democracy” programming will run from early spring through fall of 2018, and is hosted by the Graham Resource Center in partnership with the Illinois Tech Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program. Support for this series comes from a generous grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, with additional support from the Illinois Tech College of Architecture and Caldwell Farm.

Seating for this event is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 27.

All lectures are free and open to the public.
Please consider supporting this series of Alfred Caldwell programming by purchasing priority seating or making a donation.