In these views of Chicago, you’ll encounter urban architecture and contemporary art projects that reveal the relationship of architecture to cultural, political, social and urban history in the U.S. and abroad. You’ll catch glimpses of how contemporary architects see the future. We captured the images during an architecture cruise along the Chicago River at the heart of the city, walkabouts in iconic neighborhoods, and visits to the DuSable Museum Roundhouse, Chicago Cultural Center, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, the Graham Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art and Farnsworth House (after a long bus ride to Plano!).
About the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial: The Chicago Cultural Center was the setting for the city’s second biennial exhibition. Curators invited more 140 participants to express what it means to ‘Make New History.’ Our 25 October show on Jolt Radio features Vox Pop from the biennial exhibition preview—a few of the voices behind the dense array of horizontal and vertical maquettes, drawings and installations—from miniature to magnificent—that transform the historic building’s maze of rooms, passageways, windows, doorways and spaces in between, into galleries, arcades, salons and lounges.