Entrance on Bosworth Ave.
1520 W Division St
October 3, 2023 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Join us for a presentation by CAB 5 participant and Villa Albertine Artist in Residence Feda Wardak. His work reveals the systemic and unseen forms of violence that gradually contribute to the pollution, transformation, and ultimately, the disappearance of entire ecosystems. Faheem Majeed, co-director of The Floating Museum, and member of CAB5’s artistic team, will also join Feda to discuss his project contribution for this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Feda Wardak is a Franco-Afghan architect interested in the models of organization of communities that build themselves independently from public authorities. In Afghanistan, he has been working for many years with local craftsmen whose knowledge and skills are threatened by imperialist and capitalist forces. His research embodies a variety of artistic media (including fine art, landscape installation, choreography, film, literary editing, and performance).
Doors open at 5pm.
Located in Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil, in the Seine-Saint-Denis department, the Ateliers Médicis endeavors to promote new and diverse artistic voices. Its artistic residencies, open to artists working in any artistic field, support the creation of works conceived in collaboration with French territories and fosters encounters between artists and inhabitants.
Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is dedicated to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism. It produces year-round programs and a biennial exposition of city-wide activations for a diverse audience of designers, educators, advocates, and students. CAB’s mission is to engage and inspire professional and public audiences, highlight the transformative power of architecture and envision a future for the field that is equitable and sustainable.
Founded and led by Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris. Studio Gang works as a collective of more than 100 architects, designers, and planners, using design as a medium to connect people to each other, to their communities, and to the environment.
Grow Greater Englewood
Established in 2017, Grow Greater Englewood (GGE) works in partnership with community stakeholders to develop local food economies and land sovereignty which empower residents to thrive.