The State of the Art of Architecture / Chicago Architecture Biennial
October 3 2015 – January 3 2016
Text by Pygmalion Karatzas
The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a three-month celebration of contemporary architecture from around the world. It brings together leaders in the field from over 30 countries to explore, debate, and demonstrate the importance of architecture to contemporary society. The Biennial features exhibitions, performances, talks, film and more, with over 100 organisational partners throughout the city. The main exhibition venue is at the Chicago Cultural Center, and it is free and open to the public 7 days a week.
“Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, Chicago has been a city in a permanent state of architectural reinvention. Through both necessity and enterprise, it has dared to dream momentous dreams – and give them built form. Chicago is a place where the belief in the possibilities of architecture runs deep.” – Joseph Grima, Sarah Herda, Artistic Directors Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Biennial sites and participants include: Chicago Cultural Center, Stony Island Arts Bank, Water Tower Gallery, Graham Foundation, Lakefront Kiosks, Millenium Park, Crown Hall Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as numerous other venues and exhibitions throughout the city.
For more information, please visit chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org
Cover photo credits: Casa A Adaptable prototype for future dwelling by Selgascano Chicago Cultural Center © Pygmalion Karatzas