Chicago Architecture Biennial: Announcing Public Programs

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The Chicago Architecture Biennial is pleased to announce a full schedule of public programs taking place throughout the run of the Biennial, in partnership with over one hundred local, national, and international institutions.

Below are just a few of the types of performances, forums, talks and celebrations to look forward to this fall and winter as the Biennial invites the public to the Chicago Cultural Center and sites around the city. Please visit our website to explore the Biennial's expanded calendar of public programs.

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CAB Pillars

The Biennial will host a collection of high-profile lectures and discussions featuring participants from the 2017 Biennial at the Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall and other prominent Chicago locations.

Forums at Randolph Square


Set in a uniquely designed indoor amphitheater by Mexico City-based participant Frida Escobedo, these talks will engage the public in a series of wide-ranging, architecture-themed conversations.

Films with Chicago International Film Festival

This selection of international narrative features, documentaries and short films showcases new works about celebrated architects (including Mies van der Rohe and SANAA) as well as chronicles of ordinary people and characters interacting with extraordinary places.

CAB Sessions

These panels and long-format discussions with architectural professionals, field practitioners, and academics will touch on a series of urgent topics in architecture and urbanism. Sessions include What is Organic Architecture Today?, Building With Digital Fragments, and Making / Writing / Teaching Contested Histories.

source: The Chicago Architecture Biennial