How to Explore the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
A quick guide to everything happening at the Biennial this fall, from exhibitions and special projects to performances and programs.
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Revisiting the Chicago Pile-1 and the Architecture of the Atomic Age
75 years after the world's first nuclear reactor was built in secret underneath Chicago, Italian studio The Empire is unearthing its legacy at the Chicago Architecture Biennial
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Reinventing basket-weaving traditions to sustain Native culture and community
Tohono O'odham basket artist Terrol Dew Johnson and contemporary architecture studio Aranda\Lasch are weaving together traditional craft and computational design.
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The continuous reinvention of Chicago's "Palace of the People"
A deep dive into the history of the Chicago Cultural Center from the editor of MAS Context
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Photographing the demolition and transformation of Chicago's public housing
David Schalliol will exhibit selections from a decade-long project on the Chicago Housing Authority's demolished high-rises and what replaced them.
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A different kind of sharing economy: How London’s REAL Foundation is building social equity into the nuts and bolts of architecture
A conversation about the connections between architecture, finance, and social justice with British architect and researcher Jack Self
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Exploring the second city’s underrated spaces with the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s local participants
A local's guide to hidden gems, neighborhood favorites, and overlooked masterpieces.
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What we can learn from Chicago’s CARYATIDS, the feminist collective that fought sexism in architecture
The little-known story of a fiercely political exhibition that holds lessons for today's generation of designers and activists.
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Imagining the future of suburbia, from “Freedomland” to “McMansion Hell”
The author of the viral blog McMansion Hell discusses Keith Krumwiede's architectural satire, the power of memes, and how to talk about buildings on the internet.
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Two years later, these projects from the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial are still making an impact