Talk: "Collective Creativity and the Participatory City," Alison Hirsch & Eva J. Friedberg, December 4

Talk: "Collective Creativity and the Participatory City," Alison Hirsch & Eva J. Friedberg, December 4

Thursday, December 4 at 6pm

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In conjunction with the exhibition Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, the Graham Foundation is pleased to present the Chicago launch of the Graham-funded book City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America by landscape architectural designer and urban historian Alison Hirsch. Hirsch will be joined by fellow grantee, architectural historian Eva J. Friedberg to discuss the influences, development, and impact of Anna and Lawrence Halprins’ collaborative workshops. 

 

Friedberg will trace the origins of the Halprins’ partnership, highlighting the parallels between architecture and dance, and the culmination of the couple’s collaborative practice within the setting of the "Experiments in Environment" workshops. Then, Hirsch will then discuss the impact of these workshops on Anna and Lawrence’s subsequent work in the urban context of the late 1960s and 1970s, emphasizing the development and application of Lawrence Halprin's "Take Part" workshop process. 

 

Copies of City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America(University of Minnesota Press, 2014) are available for purchase in the Graham Foundation Bookshop.