Architecture’s Social, Ecological, and Political Agency
MAS Context Talk, with Chicago Architecture Biennial, Exhibit Columbus and Concéntrico.
Programme with AC/E
21 September – 20h
This online program will bring together participants of three architecture and design festivals that explore the potential of architecture and design as civic investment in locations such as Chicago, Columbus, Indiana, and Logroño, Spain.
20:00 h (ES) 13:00 h CT (US)
Germane Barnes and Shawhin Roudbari, Chicago Architecture Biennial
Future Firm, Exhibit Columbus
VAPAA Colective, Concéntrico
Miami-based Germane Barnes and Boulder-based Shawhin Roudbari will discuss their work for the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial; Chicago-based Future Firm will share their work for the 2020-21 edition of Exhibit Columbus; and Helsinki-based VAPAA Collective will discuss their intervention as part of the seventh edition of Concéntrico.
The teams will share their work and their approach to community, public space, and the environment. The event will also include remarks by representatives of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Exhibit Columbus, and Concéntrico.
About MAS Context
MAS Context is Chicago-based nonprofit organization founded in 2009. The organization explores issues that affect the urban context through publications, events, installations, and other public engagements. MAS Context commissions and shares relevant ideas, proposals, and experiences that connect diverse disciplines and place. Its work responds to the current context while having a rigor and depth that makes it relevant through time and changing conditions.
www.mascontext.com | @mascontext
About the Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism. Through a diverse program including exhibitions, commissions, publications, workshops, performances, and more, CAB advances architectural innovation and thinking by engaging practitioners, students, and the public to re-imagine the built world both globally and locally. CAB is committed to highlighting a future for architecture that is sustainable and equitable.
About Exhibit Columbus
Exhibit Columbus is a program of Landmark Columbus Foundation and embodies its mission by being a locally responsive and globally engaged proponent for the design heritage of Columbus. Through symposia, exhibitions, public events and guided tours, online and print publications, and educational activities, Exhibit Columbus interprets Columbus’ design heritage and engages a diverse public of community members, students, professionals, and enthusiasts. Exhibit Columbus makes Columbus’ design legacy relevant to existing and new audiences by producing projects and events that celebrate and inspire investments in architecture, art, and design.
www.exhibitcolumbus.org | @exhibitcolumbus
This program is a partner program of the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Concentrico 07, and the 2020-21 Exhibit Columbus. It is supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).