Chicago Architecture Biennial
(Chicago Cultural Center and throughout the city)
The architecture capital of the world asserts its reputation with vigor as the sophomore edition brings out 141 practitioners from twenty countries, from its home to more than ten anchor sites and program partners. Fortunately, it runs from September 16 to January 7, so you have some time to take it all in.
Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute
(Art Institute of Chicago)
The AIC dramatically ups its A&D game with the opening of its new permanent collection of modern and contemporary architecture and design on September 12.
River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk
On a night that used to be the biggest visual art night of the fall, the RNDD has stepped in with design “dash,” with special events and seventeen showrooms open till 9pm.
David Hartt: in the forest
Massive installation revisits architect Moshe Safdie’s unfinished 1968 Habitat Puerto Rico project, opening September 14.
Renegade Craft Fair
(Wicker Park, September 9 & 10)
Get crafty with the 400 makers setting up shop on Division Street, between Ashland and Damen.