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Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye

October 17, 2015 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

African-born architect David Adjaye's work spans international commissions, private residences, and artist collaborations. In 2009 he was selected to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open its doors in the National Mall in 2016. Rather than advancing a signature architectural style, Adjaye's structures address local concerns and conditions through both a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism. This workshop begins with a survey of the exhibition Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye to examine how his public buildings respond to challenges that arise from the increasingly multicultural dynamics that characterize today's cities. A studio session will focus on examining what implications Adjaye's socially engaged ideas have for schools and educators interested in fostering contexts that are more responsive to diversity and change. Registration is required for this program. See website below.


Art Institute of Chicago (Ryan Education Center, Studio C)
159 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603


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