Past Event

Value and Viability

Stony Island Arts Bank credit Tom Harris
Stony Island Arts Bank [photo credit: Tom Harris]

Which buildings do we save and which do we raze? Often architects, community members, developers, and other stakeholders disagree about which buildings we should save and why.

Some see aesthetics and the preservation of the past as the main values to preserving community while others see economics and the opportunity to create anew as necessary for a community’s growth.

Join us for a panel discussion about these issues from from the   perspective of architects, artists, and historical advisors who deal with these issues in their work.


Theaster Gates, Artist
Allen F. Johnson, Historic Advisor, MacRostie Historic Advisors
Bernita Johnson-Gabriel, Executive Director, Quad Communities Development Corporation
Larry Kearns, Architect, Wheeler Kearns Architects

Iker Gil, Architect and Editor, Mas Context


This facility is wheelchair accessible. If you require any other arrangements to fully participate, please let us know – email or call (312) 422-5580 at least 72 hours prior to the event.