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

Resources available for educators and students include competitions, guided field trips, curriculum tools, workshops, teacher training sessions, and more. While the third edition of the Biennial will be open from September 19, 2019 through January 5, 2020, there will be opportunities for educators and students available year-round.

Upcoming Events

Educator Meet & Greet

The Chicago Architecture Biennial invites teachers and educators to learn about the 2019 edition of the Biennial and our ongoing educational opportunities as we introduce our new Learning Initiatives. Network over refreshments and meet members of our leadership team:

Yesomi Umolu & Sepake Angiama
Artistic Director and Co-Curator, 2019 Biennial

Todd Palmer, Executive Director
Tess Landon, Manager of Learning Initiatives

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Fourth Floor Conference Room
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

5:00 pm - Networking & Refreshments
5:30 pm - Welcome & Introduction
6:00 pm - Working Session

RSVP by January 21 to education@chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org

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 an organization interested in partnering with the Biennial around learning opportunities?

If so, please complete an interest form. It will only take a minute or two to complete. We’ll stay in touch as additional opportunities become available!