HOW DESIGN COULD HEAL THE FRACTURED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PEOPLE AND POLICE AND OTHER KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL.
It's safe to say that architecture and Chicago's history are inextricably linked. The city was the stomping grounds of Bauhaus great Mies van der Rohe. Frank Lloyd Wright had his home and studio in Oak Park. Louis Sullivan built some of the world's first skyscrapers there. Postmodern pioneer Stanley Tigerman and contemporary impresario Jeanne Gang are based in the city. And for the next three months, Chicago is host to the first architecture biennial in North America.
Essentially a three-month-long exhibition and roster of public lectures and events, the Chicago Architecture Biennial brings together the work of over 100 leading designers, architects, and artists in a survey of what's happening in the field. Installations grapple with technology, housing, and sustainability and question the role of design in shaping the world. Five of the biggest ideas presented at the Biennial are below.