We are proud to present Nance Klehm as our next speaker for the Comfort Society series of talks this summer sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee.
Klehm will discuss the highly localized history of the Comfort Station site. After a brief presentation she will invite audience members to join her as she digs a hole outside Comfort Station to explore the soil horizons and earth underfoot.
Nance Klehm is a steward of the earth. For over two decades she has designed landscape, taught ecological systems and built food systems in collaboration with others. With Social Ecologies (http://socialecologies.net/), which aims to create long-term healthy habitats, Klehm continues to instigate and activate existing communities in order to redefine the way in which we coexist with our plant and animal systems.
She has worked has with a multitude of community groups as well as numerous public and private institutions, including the Field Museum, Annenberg Foundation, Heifer Project International, The Edible Schoolyard (Berkeley), LearningSite (Copenhagen), GiveLove Haiti (Port au Prince) and The Center of Land Interpretation in Los Angeles.
She has taught and lectured both locally (MCA, SAIC, Northwestern, UIC, and The Graham Foundation,), across the US (The Hammer Museum; Machine Project, LA; and City Repair, Portland), and abroad (Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; Dartington College of Arts, UK; and Jutland Kunstakademi, DK).
Her work has been covered by a wide range of media (BBC Canada, American Public Radio, National Public Radio, , Good Magazine, and many more) and featured in a number of publications, such as Bonnie Fortune’s recent Half Letter Press book, An Edge Effect: Art & Ecology in the Nordic Landscape (2014).
Comfort Society is a series of talks on anything from the useful to the unexpected. The series takes place at noon on Sundays at Comfort Station, Logan Square.
Talks are free and coffee is served.