Tag: free museum

BIG: Blacks in Green: Naomi Davis, founder of BIG

Blacks in Green (BIG) is an environmental organization whose vision is to create self-sustaining African diaspora communities and foster black participation in the new green economy. Founder Naomi Davis presents BIGs core teaching, Oasis-Making, which defines the sustainability challenge of African American communities, and discusses the organizations green economic development. Presented by Critical Encounters and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

What is HumanNature? Symposium

Hear various Columbia College Faculty members consider the essence of human nature in this two-hour symposium. Tentative participants include: Ann Gunkel, Ames Hawkins, Jafaar Aksikas, Rami Gabriel, Thomas Greif, and Stephen Asma. Conversations will explore whether sex/gender is natural or constructed, whether Marxism accepts or rejects a notion of human nature (and what the implications are), ideas regarding post-humanism (trans-humanism) among others.

Applying Biomimicry to the Built Environment

Biomimicry is a relatively new science that studies natures systems and processes and then imitates or takes inspiration from them to solve human problems. This lecture by design leaders from global architecture firm HOK discuss how biomimicry applies to architectural design.

Great Performers of Illinois 2009

This fourth annual celebration of the arts unique to Illinois features over 50 musical performances across all genres, as well as interactive events, hands-on children’s activities, regional foods and wines, an Illinois destinations showcase, and an 8,000 square-foot corn maze.

General Von Steuben Day Parade

The General Von Steuben Day Parade celebrates Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who came to this country as a volunteer offering his services to General George Washington. General von Steuben converted the revolutionary army into a disciplined fighting force, instilling in them much needed inspiration, confidence and competence.