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Deep Time Chicago, Northerly Island Walk
October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join the DEEP TIME Chicago Walk About It at Northerly Island with Julia Bachrach and Claire Cahan.
Julia Bachrach is a historian, preservation planner, and urban design professional who deeply believes that understanding the past can help us create a better future.
Claire Cahan is the Studio Gangs Design Director. She leads the design of exhibitions and special initiatives, working closely with Jeanne Gang to further the Studio’s design approach. Central to her work is the relationship between the built, urban, and natural environments.
Northerly Island transforms a man-made peninsula on Chicago’s lakefront into a 91-acre living ecosystem, a public park only twenty-first century knowledge could build.
Studio Gang’s design embraces the island’s artificiality and uses the occasion to construct a topography and landscape that will encourage wildlife to occupy it – over time, creating an amplified, biodiverse ecology whose various habitats and architectural features offer people multiple ways to engage directly with nature without leaving the city.