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Dark Age Ahead or Systems of Survival?
Jane Jacobs and the Ethics of Economies

April 10 - June 23, 2017

Photo collage throughout Jane Jacob's life plus exhibit poster

Are we headed for another "dark age" or do the moral foundations of our commerce and politics possess the resources and resilience to rebound? Celebrated urban theorist and activist Jane Jacobs examined these questions in her later works, presented in this exhibition drawn from her personal papers held in Burns Library.

Thirty years ago, on April 10, 1987, Jacobs made the first of several visits to Boston College to participate in a symposium devoted to her work. Jacobs’s encounters with faculty and students—particularly those involved with BC’s PULSE Program for Service Learning—gave new form to her writing.

Please join us for an opening reception in Burns Library next Monday, April 10, at 4:30pm. BC faculty who knew Jacobs and organized her campus visits will be in attendance.

Are we headed for another "dark age" or do the moral foundations of our commerce and politics possess the resources and resilience to rebound? Celebrated urban theorist and activist Jane Jacobs examined these questions in her later works, presented in this exhibition drawn from her personal papers held in Burns Library.

Thirty years ago, on April 10, 1987, Jacobs made the first of several visits to Boston College to participate in a symposium devoted to her work. Jacobs’s encounters with faculty and students—particularly those involved with BC’s PULSE Program for Service Learning—gave new form to her writing.

Please join us for an opening reception in Burns Library next Monday, April 10, at 4:30pm. BC faculty who knew Jacobs and organized her campus visits will be in attendance.

Photo collage throughout Jane Jacob's life plus exhibit poster