Chicago2019 – We selected some of the best exhibitions and on show at Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019. Titled …and other such stories, the biennial explores the way architecture shapes, and is shaped by, culture, history, and nature around the world, asking critical questions about how architecture has informed our present, and the power the field has to shape a better, more sustainable, and more equitable future.
Until the 5th of January 2020, the third edition of the biennial takes over the with with installations by over 80 international architects such as Theaster Gates, MASS Design Group, Forensic Architecture & Invisible Institute, RMA Architects, Jimmy Robert, Vivien Sansour, and Wolff Architects, to name a few.
The Biennial is free and open to the public at both in its main venue, the historic Chicago Cultural Center, and in official offsite venues through January 5, 2020. The contributors – selected by the Biennial’s curatorial team, which, in addition to Umolu, includes co-curators Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares – present works that reflect on architecture as it relates to social, political, and environmental issues worldwide, including issues around property and social housing, the division of natural resources, and systems of power and civil rights.
All photos by Kendall McCaugherty – courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial.