Superfluous: An Architectural Project
September 14 - October 15, 2017
Vernissage September 14

"Oh, unforeseen utility of the superfluous! Charity of great things! Goodness of giants!"
Based on Victor Hugo's classic Les Misérables, this architectural project investigates shelter and homelessness. The exhibition includes 11 designs by Architecture & Interior Architecture students from Odile Compagnon's class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

November 1 - December 1, 2017
Vernissage November 1

Paris-based architect Marc Dilet's ink drawings focus on world cities and aim to capture the specific atmosphere of places, simultaneously creating a sense of continuity and revealing differentiations in universal urbanity. Views of Athens, Chicago, London, Montreal, Oslo, Paris, Tokyo, and more are gathered and investigated through natural and man-made landmarks, producing unique characters that create fascination and anger, joy and wonder, chaos and order.


Alliance Française de Chicago
54 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

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  • Friday
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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