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Confronting Climate Change


How do we address the relationship between architecture and the environment? As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Tuesday Talks series, this panel program seeks to bring culture, design, policy, advocacy and technological perspectives together in a discussion that addresses multiple dimensions of the climate crisis -- bridging disciplines, professions and fields of knowledge, and ultimately including and motivating the broader public to address this global issue. 

Speakers include Kimberly Dowdell, Director of Business Development, HOK; Andrew Broderick, Senior Associate, Perkins & Will; and Aleksi Paaso, Director of Distribution Planning, Smart Grid and Innovation at ComEd. The discussion will be moderated by James Schulte, Director, Exelorate Growth, Exelon. 

This program is underwritten by Exelon, Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

The Biennial Talk Series brings together cultural leadership locally and globally, connecting topical ideas in architecture such as housing affordability and urbanism to arts, culture, and design. Typically held on Tuesday evenings in Claudia Cassidy Theater (at the Chicago Cultural Center), these free programs are organized by the Biennial and presented in collaboration with Biennial partners and sponsors.

Solar panels on Dearborn Homes Development. Photo courtesy of ComEd, 2019