Friday, October 15, 2010

Award-winning Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin to speak at SXU

Lecture is 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 28

Chicago (Oct. 15, 2010) Author and architecture critic Blair Kamin will discuss the relationship between architecture and the natural, political, artistic, and economic environment, at Saint Xavier University’s Squeaky Weal lecture series.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 28 in the Warde Academic Center’s Butler Reception Room at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Kamin is the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic, as well as a contributing editor for Architectural Record magazine. Kamin’s lecture, “Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age” is named after his most recent book. Kamin will explore this era’s architecture and it’s correlation with the political, natural, artistic, and economic environment.

Kamin’s strong critiques on architecture allowed him to lecture and discuss architecture on programs such as ABC’s “Nightline” and WTTW – Channel 11’s “Chicago Tonight.” He is the recipient of 30 awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.

The Squeaky Weal Lecture Series, sponsored by Saint Xavier’s Center for Religion and Public Discourse, provides occasions for thoughtful consideration of issues of public concern, with a focus on religious, moral, and/or ethical implications for the common good. For more information, please contact the Center for Religion and Public Discourse at (773) 298-3981 or



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632

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