Julia C. Lathrop Homes
Class projects in urban planning often couple current issues in the field and departmental objectives. When redevelopment of the Julia C. Lathrop Homes was proposed, students were asked to take into consideration the needs of the current residents while balancing the economic and social benefits of suggested changes to diversify the community and generate income. This assignment was part of the department's Chicago Initiative, which encourages collaborative work in a major urban environment, links students to alumni and other professionals in the area, and opens possibilities for future internships and jobs. Detail from a plan by Heidy Valenzuela.
Mantle with Hummingbird Design
The intricately embroidered wool hummingbirds on this burial shroud suggest that it was made for a high-ranking member of the Nasca society. This brightly colored piece is part of Krannert Art Museum's extensive collection of works from the Americas.
Peru, Nasca (ca. 100 BCE). Mantle with hummingbird design (detail). Cotton, alpaca wool. Gift of Fred Olsen and the Art Acquisition Fund 1967-29-56. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.