Chicago Architecture Biennial

The second iteration of the Chicago Architecture Biennial invites visitors to reimagine the architecture of the past as inspiration for future ideas. Themed to ‘Make New History’, this year’s programme features the work of over 140 practitioners from across the globe. While the full schedule is yet to be released, current highlights include a contemporary exploration of the 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition updated for the 21st century; site-specific performances by artist Nick Cave and architect Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang); a dance performance choreographed by artists Gerard & Kelly in the spaces of Mies Van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House; and a musical collaboration between architects So-Il and artist Ana Prvački at the Garfield Park Conservatory that muses on the relationship between people, objects, and nature through the medium of air. Other biennial participants include Junya Ishigami & AssociatesJorge Otero-PailosKere Kere ArchitectureStudio MumbaiWorkAC and Maio.

Main image: Nick Cave and Jeanne Gang at Navy Pier, courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Where: Chicago Cultural Center, and various locations throughout Chicago

When: 16 September - 7 January

How much: Free!

More info: Chicago Architecture Biennial website


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