David Van Zanten, Professor of Art History at Northwestern University. He spoke with me about three ways (personal, written, and unrealized) of understanding the history of architectural sites in the context of the geographic area around the MCA. Van Zanten's ruminations start and return full circle to a 1997 Peter Eisenmann studio at the University of Illinois at Chicago where the students' assignment was to design the MCA while taking into account the history of the site. The museum had opened in that new location the previous year.
Listen to the 10-minute conversation:
Chicago Tribune, May 10, 1986