Ana María León, assistant professor, History of Art, University of Michigan, presents the lecture “You Are Standing On Occupied Land” at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series.
The text written across the Chicago Cultural Center windows looking onto Michigan Ave reads: "You are looking at unceded land." The sign, installed by the Settler Colonial City Project at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, makes the observer aware of a history that has been erased for too long. Understanding the history of unceded land brings us to a present of occupied land. León will discuss her research, teaching, and practice as the result of these statements.