Étiquette : USA

CONFERENCE Tadao Ando

Alphawood Foundation Chicago and the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago are pleased to present an evening with Tadao Ando.  In his lecture, Ando will reflect on his life’s work, and discuss current projects.  The event is free and open to the public however reservations are required.

CONFERENCE Jeanne Gang en français avec Isabelle David

An American architect, MacArthur Fellow, and Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur, Jeanne Gang is the founding principal of Studio Gang. Her work emphasizes the relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. Gang received the 2013 National Design Award and was named 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review. She and her firm are currently designing projects around the world, and were one of two firms in the final round of competition to redesign the Tour Montparnasse in Paris.

CHICAGO BIENNIAL Film Screening

The Experimental City, dir. Chad Friedrichs; U.S.; Documentary 2017
The untold story of the Minnesota Experimental City project of the 1960’s-70’s when a visionary scientist and a team of experts planned a domed city whose futuristic technology and innovative design would eradicate the pollution and waste of the modern city.  After the screening, director Chad Friedrichs will give a discussion on the making of the film.
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CHICAGO BIENNIAL Film Screening

Directed by Ina Weisse (2017)

Beautifully filmed in black-and-white, this documentary chronicles the history and renovation of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the last building designed by Mies van der Rohe. With fascinating insights into the original building process and intimate interviews with van der Rohe himself, the film also skillfully connects Berlin’s post-WWII reconstruction project with the museum’s more recent renovations. A fitting tribute to Mies’ work and a cinematic exercise in simplicity that would make him proud.

For more information visit Chicago International Film Festival.