The biennial is an opportunity to bring together global architects, designers, and the people of Chicago.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial is billed as an event that is “free and open to the public” but typically the festival is geared towards practitioners and industry folks. In this third edition, it was important for Artistic director Yesomi Umolu to add inclusive programming that would be accessible and educational for all Chicagoans.
This year’s theme is “…and such other stories,” and focuses on more than just design. The biennial will provide a broader view of the field of architecture by including visual art, policy making, education, and activism in the programming.
In a recent announcement, the biennial team released details on collaborations and educational opportunities that will open up the biennial to Chicago youth.
“Kids make the city too. We’re asking what kind of rights to the city do people have? The programs are meant to educate people to understand we are all part of, and shape, cities.”
The design of a city is influenced by more than just architects and buildings—families, communities, policies, and the environment contribute too, co-curator Sepake Angiama explained to Curbed. The learning initiatives will focus on this idea of collaboration and prioritize engaging communities that have historically been underrepresented in architecture.
Read on HERE >>>> Source: Curbed At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, teens get to collaborate with international artists