The Radicant City: Sustainable Living Space

Date(s) - 09/20/17
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française de Chicago

Hosted by
AF Chicago

Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Free for Members / $10 Non-Members
54 W. Chicago Avenue

Join us when German-born architect Jana Revedin, professor at the Ecole spéciale d’architecture in Paris, explains the history, sense and mission of the Global Awards for Sustainable Architecture she founded. The fifty-five architects from around the globe who have received the award believe in architecture “with the people for the people” and as an agent of empowerment, self-development and civic rights. The Global Awards is run by the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris under the patronage of UNESCO.

Q&A led in English, French, Italian or Spanish, all languages spoken by Jana Revedin.

This program is made possible thanks to the Jean Bodfish Brown Memorial Fund and the School of the Art Institute Architecture Department. This is a Chicago Architecture Biennial program.


The Chicago Architecture Biennial at the Alliance Française de Chicago

Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, László Moholy-Nagy: these are the name of the architects, Americans and immigrants from Europe, who built the Chicago skyline and its reputation as a uniquely modern city. Urban development by Burnham along the lakeshore was inspired by Haussmann’s grands boulevards in Paris, and it is the French influence on the Windy City that the Alliance celebrates this fall with a series of talks and exhibitions presented under the umbrella of the second Chicago Architecture Biennial.