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.