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A Living Tradition - A Preservation Snapshots Lecture

Thursday, November 09, 12:15 pm1:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre
77 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
United States
Photo: Pilsen mural by Alejandro Medina, 1639 S. Allport Street, 2013 (credit: Rebeca Fernandez)

This Snapshots Lecture, led by architect and emerging historic preservationist Rebeca Fernandez, will focus on the evolution of painted exterior murals in Pilsen produced from the 1960s to today and the continuing development of artist work becoming a living tradition of muralism in the neighborhood. Rebeca Fernandez is a licensed architect from Mexico City and currently an entrepreneur and emerging professional in historic preservation in Chicago.  She completed her studies in architecture at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and worked for over nine years as a consultant architect in her native city. In 2006, she moved to Pilsen where she became passionate about the historic neighborhoods motivating her to earn a Master Degree in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

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