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Building Matters: Reading Architecture

  • Wednesday, May 03, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room, 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor

{The following is not an AIAHV-organized event, but we are passing along the announcement which may be of interest.  We plan to submit information for this to qualify as a continuing education presentation (non-HSW).}

Jessica Letaw, in conjunction with the Ann Arbor District Library, is continuing the series of lectures and conversations about the built environment called "Building Matters."

Building Matters Workshop: Reading Architecture

“Home.” “Mom & pop businesses.” "Work." “Church.” The names of our most-frequented places are also euphemisms for our relationships with the people in them, and for the same reason; these places are the living expression of our values and beliefs. The fact that we all spend most of our time interacting with the built environment is one of the few experiences most humans on the planet have in common. Yet even though we’re all connected through the places we share, we are more able to say definitively when we don’t like a sandwich than when we don’t like a space.

Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of the Zingerman’s Deli, has discovered this paradox for himself in his latest book, A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business.

Please join Jessica and Ari for a conversation on why architecture is a manifestation of our beliefs, what it means to read it, and how anyone can do it. The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

Location: Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

More information:  http://www.aadl.org/node/357848
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