City Works: Provocations for Chicago’s Urban Future

  • 26 Jul 2013
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Drawing Detail of “Free Water District” by UrbanLab: Free-Water-District: A shared megastructure-scaled public/private land/water partnership to revitalize the post-industrial landscape of the Great Lakes region.

City Works: Provocations for Chicago’s Urban Future, an that debuted last year at the 13th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (2012), has returned to the city of its origin. Currently on display though September 29th at the City of ’ Expo 72 Gallery, the exhibition re-envisions a series of typical Chicagoan urban environments in an effort to examine alternative ways in which architecture can engage the city.

The collaborative effort by five teams – David Brown, curator Alexander Eisenschmidt, Studio Gang, Stanley Tigerman, and UrbanLab – is determined to find potentials for spatial, material, programmatic, and organizational invention within the city. The installation involves a large model of a visionary Chicago as well as an encompassing panorama drawing that creates a visual backdrop. More information can be found here.

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