2021 architecture and design calendar and events guide

Expo 2021 Dubai - Construction site of the central dome

We rounded up the architecture and design calendar of 2021 including major events, fairs and exhibitions from Dubai to Milan and Shanghai.

The Gun Violence Memorial Project honours the lives and narratives of victims of gun violence

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty, courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial.

MASS Design Group and conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas have created ‘The Gun Violence Memorial Project’: four houses built of 700 glass bricks, each one representing the average number of lives lost due to gun violence each week in America.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019: forget boring maquettes and plunge into urban and geopolitical architecture

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 focuses on social justice, equality, and civic activism. From a memorial to gun violence victims to a Bauhaus vision for race and gender equality and an architectural forensic examination of the controversial death of an Afro-American barber killed by Chicago police.

Chicago Biennial 2017 showcases architecture-driven performing art projects

Jeanne Gang and Nick Cave, Here Hear, 2017, Courtesy of Navy Pier, © James Richards IV.

A dancing quartet in air-filtering costumes and a choreography exploring the body’s relationship to buildings and spaces in a Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece. At Chicago 2017 architecture-driven performing arts projects bring to life iconic masterpieces with music, theatre and dance.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 showcases the art of improving on history

Caruso St. John & Thomas Demand - Photo by Tom Harris, courtesy of Chicago Biennial.

Mies van Der Rohe meets Freddy Mercury while the iconic Chicago Tribune Tower is reimagined as a maze of tubes. Discover how contemporary studios take on architectural icons from the past at Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017.

Stony Island Arts Bank: Chicago abandoned bank turns into a culture and art centre

Theaster Gates Jr. opens The Stony Island Arts Bank by transforming a derelict bank building in Chicago into a thriving art centre to preserve the city’s black culture heritage and to give space to the next generation of creatives.