Harvard Design: Chicago

Adaptive Architectures and Smart Materials Conference
GSD Alumni and Friends Weekend
October 1-3, 2015

Harvard Design: Chicago

In conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the HAA and the Harvard Graduate School of Design invite you to join Dean Mohsen Mostafavi and other design leaders in Chicago from October 1-3, 2015, for an inspiring series of conversations and events exploring design innovations.

Please click here for complete details of the GSD alumni and friends weekend event titled “Adaptive Architectures and Smart Materials Conference.” All members of the Harvard community are welcome to participate. 

Reservations are being managed by the HAA. Please click here to make your reservations. The “Full Weekend Package” includes access to all events. Tickets to individual events also are available on an a la carte basis.

Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial's dates for the public are October 3, 3015 through January 3, 2016. The exhibition will be headquartered at the Chicago Cultural Center across Michigan Ave from Millennium Park, and will feature exhibitions, four full-scale installations, including one kiosk decided through an international competition and three kiosks designed through collaborations between local architecture programs and internationally renowned architects.  The Biennial’s current list of over 100 participants includes architects and artists based in more than 30 countries, across five continents. The exhibition will be North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture. For more information, please see the description below from the Chicago Architecture Biennial website, or refer to the exhibition’s website

“The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture, will launch in October 2015.

Through its constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and program of events, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will invite the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion about the future of the field.

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a vision of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a major international architectural event and an outcome of the comprehensive cultural plan developed by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. It is presented through the support of BP, and in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Chicago Architecture Biennial, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation charged with executing the inaugural 2015 Biennial and subsequent biennials. Chicago Architecture Biennial, Inc. is dedicated to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism through the production of exhibitions and public programs. Chicago Architecture Biennial, Inc. seeks to convene the world’s leading practitioners, theorists and commentators in the field of architecture and urbanism to explore, debate and demonstrate the significance of architecture to contemporary society.”

Event Details:

Adaptive Architectures and Smart Materials Conference
Dates: October 1-3, 2015 with a variety of activities every day
Time: October 1, 12-9:30; October 2, 9:00am-9:00pm; October 3, 8:00am-10:30pm
Location: various
Cost: varying from $15 tour to $385 weekend Symposium

To find out more and reserve your tickets, click here

Download or share a PDF of the full Harvard Design: Chicago activities here.
For more information please contact:
Sarah Knight at alumni@gsd.harvard.edu or 617.384.5276.