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Conversation With Author Lee Bey, Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago's South Side & Natalie Moore, WBEZ

Jan 27, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street

Register and join us for an intimate conversation with Natalie Moore and Lee Bey, author of  Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side. Southern Exposure is the first book devoted to the South Side’s rich and unfairly ignored architectural heritage. It documents the remarkable and largely unsung architecture of the South Side that is largely absent from arts discourse because they sit in predominantly African American and Latino sections of town better known as places of disinvestment, abandonment, and violence.

Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore, Moderator

Natalie Moore is WBEZ's South Side Reporter where she covers segregation and inequality.

Her enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice and violence. Natalie’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Natalie is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation. 

Lee Bey

Lee Bey, Author

Lee Bey is a photographer, writer, lecturer and consultant whose work deals in the documentation and interpretation of the built environment—and the often
complex political, social and racial forces that shape spaces and places.
His architectural photography has appeared in magazines such as the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Chicago Architect, Architect, Old House Journal, CITE, and in international design publications such as Bauwelt, and Modulør, both published in Germany.
 A former Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic, Bey’s writing and reporting on architecture and urban design have been featured in Architect, Chicago magazine,
 Architectural Record, the Houston Chronicle, Crain’s Chicago Business, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Fox News Chicago, Guardian Cities, Monocle Radio, and CBS2 News Chicago.