Lake Effect Weekend: Northwestern Mutual Plaza, Sprirtual Tones, Radio Chipstone, Ex Fabula

Feb 3, 2018

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We explore Northwestern Mutual’s new garden plaza at the end of Wisconsin Avenue, which contrary to the curves and private nooks of Frederick Law Olmsted designed public spaces like Lake Park, is all open access and straight lines. Then, Radio Chipstone explores how certain African textiles facilitate the conversation between the living and the dead. The Spiritual Tones visit the Lake Effect performance studio, and we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.


  • Tom Bamberger, architecture critic
  • Henry Drewal, Chazen Museum Adjunct Curator of African Art; Gianofer Fields, material cultural contributor
  • Spiritual Tones
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Brunce Winter, WUWM