dimensions of citizenship: architecture and belonging from the body to the cosmos. 659 wrightwood gallery.
dimensions of citizenship: architecture and belonging from the body to the cosmos, the official u.s. entry at the recently-concluded 16th international architecture exhibition of the venice biennale, will be on view for the first time in the united states at wrightwood 659. devoted to exploring the notion of citizenship today and the potential role of architecture and design in creating spaces for it, dimensions of citizenship comprises seven unique installations, each created by a transdisciplinary team of architects and designers.
the curators asked each of the seven teams to consider what it means to be a citizen today, when conventional notions of citizenship are being simultaneously questioned and expanded. the teams are: amanda williams + andres l. hernandez, in collaboration with shani crowe; studio gang; scape; estudio teddy cruz + fonna forman; diller scofidio + renfro, laura kurgan, robert gerard pietrusko with columbia center for spatial research; keller easterling with many; and design earth.
curators: niall atkinson, ann lui, mimi zeiger / iker gill associate curator
on saturday, 4 november 2017, readers of mas context will have the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at selected items from the ryerson & burnham archives located at the art institute of chicago.
five chicago-based architects/offices will select items of the collection and discuss them in relationship to their practice, the discipline, and/or society. nathaniel parks, art and architecture archivist of the ryerson & burnham libraries, will share the history of the same items.
stewart hicks and alison newmeyer – design with company
sean lally – sean lally
ann lui and craig reschke – future firm
margaret mccurry – tigerman mccurry
alison von glinow and lap chi kwong – kwong von glinow design
the ryerson & burnham archives’ collections are notably strong in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century american architecture, with particular depth in midwestern architecture. architects such as edward bennett, daniel burnham, bruce goff, bertrand goldberg, ludwig hilberseimer, mies van der rohe, louis sullivan, and frank lloyd wright are represented in a broad range of papers. major architectural events, such as the world’s columbian exposition of 1893 in chicago, the century of progress international exposition of 1933–1934 in chicago, and the world’s fair of 1939 in new york, are also represented in an individual archive.
the event is free with museum admission. please, check coats and bags before entering the library.