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2019 Publication "...and other such stories"

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What constitutes the social context of architecture? What kind of stories can be told about how lived experiences across global communities, cities, territories, and ecologies resonate with architectural and space-making practices?

The 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial explores the implications of architecture and the built environment as they relate to land, memory, rights, and civic participation—drawing buildings, planning, art, policy making, education, and activism into new conversations at global and civic scales.

This volume expands on the Biennial's curatorial focus through a range of essays, interviews, research materials, and visual dossiers. It is structured by a series of curatorial frames: (1) No Land Beyond reflects on landscapes of belonging and sovereignty that challenge narrow definitions of land as property and commodity; (2) Appearances and Erasures explores both shared and contested memories in consideration of monuments, memorials, and social histories; (3) Rights and Reclamations foregrounds aspects of rights, advocacy, and civic purpose in architectural and spatial practices; and (4) Common Ground addresses practices invested in producing and intervening in public space within and beyond the field of architecture.

Published by the Chicago Architecture Biennial in association with Columbia Books on Architecture and the City on the occasion of the 2019 Biennial. Edited by Yesomi Umolu, Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares.

Details

ISBN: 9781941332542
Published: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
Pages: 224

Format: Paperback
List Price: $28.00

Available for purchase in the Graham Foundation Bookshop at the Chicago Architecture Biennial (Chicago Cultural Center).

Chicago Architecture Biennia / Shreya Sood, 2019
Chicago Architecture Biennia / Shreya Sood, 2019
Chicago Architecture Biennia / Shreya Sood, 2019
Chicago Architecture Biennia / Shreya Sood, 2019
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