FEATURED: The Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) Presents: Ten Years of Theory

On the occasion of 3CT’s 10th anniversary, we reflect once more on the contemporary as an imaginative projection and a site of struggle, where the question of what can be shared matters to so many.  How do we create concrete and conceptual infrastructures of the present that are at once vital and textured, given different foci and disciplinary divides?  Exploring histories, gesturing toward virtual and actual political and economic frameworks, this conference aims to prompt comparison and theoretical innovation.  

FEATURED Unpacking New Urbanism: The Status of Walkable Diversity

New urbanism is a movement devoted to growing the world’s supply of pedestrian-based, socially diverse human settlements. In scientific terms this is framed as the “sustainable city,” a perspective that aligns closely with New Urbanism’s built environment focus. This talk reviews the state of the pursuit of walkable diversity, including research debates, implementation hurdles, and entrenched conflicts over strategies and priorities, many of which are rooted in the 19th century.


Farouk Mustafa Memorial CMES Friday Lecture Series


September 28 - Emrah Yildiz (Northwestern University)
October 12 - Hayder Al-Mohammad (University of Colorado)
October 26 - Maria Dakake
November 2 - Sifra Lentin
January 18 - Joel Gordon
January 25 - Marina Rustow
February 22 - Kaya Sahin
March 1 - Barbara Mann
April 5 - Elias Muhanna
April 12 - Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture on Modern Arabic Literature -- Tarek El-Ariss
April 26 - Yasmin Moll
May 17 - Nancy Khalek