Brutalism and Field Theory at UIC

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The University of Illinois at Chicago Circle was created between 1963 and 1968 as an “instant campus” in response to major growth in college enrollment following WWII.  Its Brutalist design by Walter Netsch and SOM became a nationally recognized model for other campuses across the country, even as it displaced thousands of neighborhood residents and sparked local grassroots protests. This two-hour walking tour will explore the buildings and spaces at UIC that have delighted and frustrated users since the day they opened.

This walking tour begins and ends at the UIC Academic and Residential Complex.

Duration: 2 hours
Capacity: 20
$35

You must be registered for the Chicago Symposium to sign up for this tour. Guests can add tours during the registration process or later via links found in the registration confirmation email. Individual tickets will be made available to those not registered for the Symposium four weeks prior to the event.