Thomas Dyja is a noted novelist and biographer. His survey of post-war Chicago, “The Third Coast,” was selected by the Chicago Public Library for the 2015-16 “One Book, One Chicago” initiative. Other works of note include the award-winning “On the High Line” and the biography "Walter White: The Dilemma of Black Identity in America."
This lecture marks the first of five installments in “Alfred Caldwell and the Performance of Democracy,” a series of multi-site programs that address a diverse range of geographies and constituencies to amplify access, interpretations, and new scholarship on Caldwell. Dyja’s contribution aims to expand the latent discourse of landscape architecture in the Midwest.