A film screening of “70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green”, followed by a conversation with Director Ronit Bezalel.
Ronit Bezalel has been creating social issue documentary films for over 25 years. Bezalel's award-winning film, Voices of Cabrini: Remaking Chicago’s Public Housing (1999), received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Award to catalyze dialogue about affordable housing issues in Chicago neighborhoods. Newsweek magazine selected Bezalel as one of the “Top 10 Women of the 21st Century” (Jan. 8, 2001) for this work. Bezalel holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a B.A. from McGill University.
Edward Dimendberg is Professor of Humanities and European Languages and Studies at the University of California, Irvine. A noted architectural historian and theorist, he has lectured and published widely on the built environment and taught at University of Michigan, SCI-Arc and Columbia. His books include Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity (Harvard University Press, 2004) and Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images (University of Chicago Press, 2013). He is currently completing a book on theories of Los Angeles and a critical edition of the first urban geography of the city, completed in 1935 by Anton Wagner.
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