Curator-led tour of the Chicago Architecture Biennial
Join the Mies Society on Wednesday, November 18 for a special curator-led tour of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Titled The State of the Art of Architecture, the Biennial takes stock of the extraordinary ways in which architects, artists, designers, planners, activists, and policy makers from around the world are tackling the most pressing issues of today. By shining a light on realized architectural projects, projects in formation, spatial experiments made visible, and public gatherings, the Biennial seeks to generate thinking about architecture and its implications for our times. It explores how creativity and imagination can radically transform lived experience as we negotiate urban, suburban, and rural contexts, as well as other places that have not yet been anticipated. The Biennial invites the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion about the future of the built environment.
The Mies Society tour will be led by Irene Sunwoo, Associate Curator of the Biennial. Sunwoo holds a PhD from the Princeton University School of Architecture, an MA in the history of design from the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design & Culture (New York), and a BA in the history of art from New York University. Her writing has appeared in AA Files, Grey Room, The Getty Research Journal, Thresholds, and Domus.
Image: Installation view of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Photo by Steve Hall, Copyright Hedrich Blessing. Courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Biennial