Learning Initiatives at the Chicago Architecture Biennial provide free educational programming to learners of all ages as a way to promote active exploration of the built environment and empower audiences to view 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
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Signature Education Partner
Visit the Chicago Architecture Center website for information on 2019 programming.
Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Guided Field Trips
Request a guided field trip here!
Sign up for a self-guided visit here!
These materials will be available in the Biennial learning space and online for free download after opening.
School Partners Program
The Biennial holds ongoing partnerships with a select number of Chicago Public Schools high schools in an effort to bring architecture and design learning to schools without these programs. School Partners engage with the Biennial through co-creating learning opportunities, visits to the Biennial and partner sites, and entering competitions.
If you think your school would be a good fit for the School Partners Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
BP Student Ideas Competition
For a complete calendar and submission details, please visit bpcompetition.org
- Youth Studios will serve high school students across the city between July and December 2019. Each studio is hosted by a community partner, expanding the Biennial's reach into neighborhoods across Chicago.
- 2019 Youth Studio Partners:
- The Available City
- BUILD, Inc. with LBBA Labs
- Bustle 5K
- Chicago Arts Partnership in Education
- Chicago Mobile Makers
- Design Museum of Chicago with Norman Teague
- NEXT.cc Designopedia
- Plant Chicago
- Space Lab with DLR Group
- Territory NFP
Teen Ambassador Program
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in participating in the Teen Ambassador program.
Community Festival Days
Community Festivals will explore Biennial themes through hands-on creative explorations for children ages 6-12 at partner site locations. Drop in any time to learn about architecture and design while creating something unique!
October 5 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory
November 2 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Navy Pier Cultural Corner