Learning Initiatives

Learning Initiatives at the Chicago Architecture Biennial provide free programming to students of all ages as a way to promote active exploration of the built environment and empower audiences to use architecture and design as tools for change. We aim to:

  • Facilitate meaningful and ongoing engagements with schools, community organizations, universities, museums, and other cultural institutions

  • Encourage connections between Biennial content and local topics and communities

  • Reach students from populations historically underrepresented in architecture; provide opportunities for co-learning between professionals and the general public; and engage with learners of all ages and from a diversity of perspectives

Get Involved

Are you an educator looking for ways to share the Biennial with your students both inside and outside of the classroom? Are you a student or parent looking for opportunities? Are you an organization interested in partnering with the Biennial around learning opportunities?

If so, please stay in touch. We'll share opportunities that maybe of interest to you!

Free resources available for educators and students in middle and high school include competitions, guided field trips, curriculum tools, workshops, teacher training sessions, and more.