The Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off its third edition, titled “...and such other stories.” It’s billed as North America’s largest architecture and design exhibition first launching in 2015. This year the massive, months-long festival is curated by Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu and two co-curators Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares.
This year the biennial commissioned more work than ever from architects and artists from around the globe. The exhibitions are framed around four central themes: land and belonging, architecture and memory, rights and advocacy; and collaboration and conversation.
It will focus on Chicago’s urban evolution drawing parallels to other global metropolises and tell important origins of the city that have been overwritten by dominant narratives.
Anchored at the Chicago Cultural Center with 51 exhibits, the biennial lasts from Thursday, September 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020. Throughout the festival, there will be lectures, workshops, and special events throughout the city.