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Rose Café Presents: Author Talk with Lee Bey

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Discussion with author Lee Bey on the complex political, social, and racial forces that shape the architecture of Chicago’s South Side

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Please join the co-founders of Rose Café and Lee Bey as we discuss his book Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side.

Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side is the first book devoted to the South Side’s rich and unfairly ignored architectural heritage. With lively, insightful text and gallery-quality color photographs by noted Chicago architecture expert Lee Bey, Southern Exposure documents the remarkable and largely unsung architecture of the South Side. The book features an array of landmarks—from a Space Age dry cleaner to a nineteenth-century lagoon that meanders down the middle of a working-class neighborhood street—that are largely absent from arts discourse, in no small part because they sit in a predominantly African American and Latino section of town better known as a place of disinvestment, abandonment, and violence.