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Salvagers to Descend on Hyde Park to Talk Everything Reuse Friday

By Sam Cholke | September 21, 2015 5:23am
 Experimental Station will host a seminar on everything salvage on Friday.
Experimental Station will host a seminar on everything salvage on Friday.
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HYDE PARK — It’s unlikely anything will be thrown out at Experimental Station on Friday during a conference for professional salvagers.

The University of Chicago’s Center for Contemporary Theory will present from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., "Salvage 3.0: Built Space," a conference bringing together artists, craftsmen, architects and theorists interesting in how things can be reused.

The event is part of the center’s Object Cultures Project, which according to the center explores “the act and art of salvaging, addressing the dynamics of material deterioration and restoration, and the rhythms of destruction and construction, that transform the urban fabric.”

The special guest is Katherine Fischer Taylor, an art history professor at U. of C.

Speakers include Bill Brown, English and visual arts professor at U. of C.; Connie Spreen, executive director of Experimental Station; Frances Whitehead, School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor; Adrienne Brown, professor of English at U. of C.; John Vinci of Vinci-Hamp Architects; Anton Seals, William Hill and Andres Hernandez of the Revival Arts Collective; and Hannah Higgins, professor of art and art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

A reception will follow the seminar at 5 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

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