The Third Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces its 2019 Program

by Christele Harrouk The Chicago Architecture Biennial has released its cultural agenda for this year’s edition of the international exhibition. Held in the Chicago Cultural Center and all over the city, from the 19th of September 2019 till the 5th of January 2020, this edition...
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Yesomi Umolu will curate the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. (Andrew Bruah/courtesy the Chicago Architecture Biennial)

Here’s what we know about the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial so far

The 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial will draw over 40 contributors and partners across the city and beyond; here are some of the stand-out attractions. By Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough This May, the Chicago Architecture Biennial announced this year’s participants for the upcomi...
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At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, teens get to collaborate with international artists

The biennial is an opportunity to bring together global architects, designers, and the people of Chicago. By Sara Freund 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...
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How global designers will collaborate at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Designers, architects, and researchers will work with Chicago communities to develop programs that benefit the public. By Sara Freund The Chicago Architecture Biennial team announced more than 80 artists, architects, researchers, and academics from 20 countries that will...
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Exploring Ideas about Architecture and the Built Environment at the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Student Ideas Competition

How would you transform a vacant or underused space in your community? by Dustin Lowman Vying for $2,000 in cash prizes, collaboration with a Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) partner, and a pat on the back from former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, sixty-one student teams from forty-two...
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Here’s the Contributor List for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial –

More than 80 people and groups from 20 different countries will participate. By Annie Armstrong The list of contributors to the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s 2019 edition, which will run from September 19 through January 5, 2020, has been announced, and it features more than 80...
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Chicago Biennial announces theme that goes beyond design for third edition

Beyond design, the event will address policy, education, and activism By Sara Freund After the city’s first two biennials, with titles like “The State of Art and Architecture,” and “Make New History,” this year Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu and her team have chosen a theme that...
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Chicago Architecture Biennial’s newest artistic director offers a fresh perspective

Yesomi Umolu has a history of showcasing new voices By Sara Freund Yesomi Umolu, a curator and former architect, was selected as the sole artistic director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial back in March which puts her in a unique position—both past programs were led by a pair...
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Opinion: “Architecture as intellectual inquiry needs to take more risks”

Mimi Zeiger The second Chicago Architecture Biennial tackles the broad and tempestuous topic of history, but plays it too safe, says Mimi Zeiger in this Opinion column. I’m not going to define history. No matter how heavily that word weighs on the Chicago Architecture...
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2nd architecture biennial shines light on present by looking at the past

By Blair Kamin The Chicago Architecture Biennial no longer can be accused of indulging in the city’s long tradition of windy braggadocio. When the big contemporary architecture and urban design exhibition opens this weekend, it will for the first time become an event that...
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