We are happy to announce Cohabitation Strategies has been selected to be part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019. Titled…and other such stories, the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial is rooted in close readings of the spatial realities of its host city. It invites practitioners and the public to engage with architecture and the built environment as prisms through which to reflect upon social, geopolitical, and ecological processes that affect our collective past, present, and future. Presenting practices and projects that include building, design, planning, visual art, policymaking, pedagogy, research, and activism, among others, …and other such stories embraces architecture as an expansive practice that crosses disciplines and scales; engages a broad spectrum of spatial practitioners and publics; and functions across diverse sociopolitical and cultural registers. Extending its reach into the city and across neighborhoods, this project also features collaborations with Chicago-based organizations and communities aimed at fostering conversations that resonate simultaneously at local and global registers. In our current moment of shifting geopolitical alliances, rapid environmental change, and renegotiations of rights and civic life, …and other such stories draws out multiple narratives, perspectives, and positions, opening up arenas of speculation that imagine space and the built environment anew.
Cohabitation Strategies will present its upcoming book during the last week of the biennial. We will keep you posted.
Chicago Architecture Biennial
September 19, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Artistic Director: Yesomi Umolu
Curators: Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares