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.

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!