September 26, 3:00-7:00 p.m.: The People’s Promenade: A Walk with Words. As part of a series of quarterly celebrations supported by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, The 606 is organizing an end-to-end walk of the trail. The day will begin with a series of activities focused on words at the grade level parks. At Julia de Burgos Park, a jazz sextet led by Puerto Rican band leader Roy McGrath and poet Rossana Rodriguez will interpret the poetry of Julia de Burgos. At Milwaukee/Leavitt, the public will be able to order poetry from a poetry cart. At Churchill Field, Barrel of Monkeys will lead interactive word games. At each of the parks, Sit, Stay, Read will offer opportunities for children to read to dogs, and Opera-Matic will be on hand to invite participants to make pennants that “Let Your Words do Your Walking.” At 5:00, those gathered at Walsh will step off towards Ridgeway, with those at the grade level parks invited to join in along the way. A variety of surprising visual arts installations will dot the trail and at Ridgeway, walkers will enjoy popcorn, apples and cider.
In affiliation with this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), the Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is pleased to announce the 2015 Burnham Prize Competition: Currencies of Architecture.
• Extended Deadline: The deadline for submissions for the Burnham Prize has been extended to September 7th, 2015 with the announcement of the winning entries to occur on September 30th, 2015. The event will take place at 6:30 PM at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Gallery 1st Floor located at 224 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60604.
• Reduced Student Fees: Student entry fees have been reduced to $25.00.
• The Chicago Architecture Club’s 2015 Burnham Prize Competition isn’t a building, a landscape or an installation – it’s an image. Specifically, “the iconic image that defines or challenges the state of architecture today.” Read on for more information on Currency of Architecture.