Tuesday, April 3
Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL
The event is free and open to the public,
but registration is required.
Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International would like to invite
you to the opening of the groundbreaking architecture exhibition, COLOMBIA:
TRANSFORMED / ARCHITECTURE = POLITICS, presented by the Instituto Cervantes
of Chicago in collaboration with MAS Studio.
This exhibit traces ten recently built social projects by five leading voices
in contemporary Colombian architecture: Daniel Bonilla and Giancarlo Mazzanti
from Bogota, and Felipe Mesa, Juan Manuel Pelaez, and Felipe Uribe from
Medellín. These visionary and socially conscious works: daycare centers,
kindergartens, schools, a sport complex, and a library – mostly winners of
architectural competitions, which have become the norm for building public
projects in Colombia – reflect significant social shifts that are taking
place in Latin America today.
There will be a lecture by David Escobar, the Planning Department
Commissioner of the City of Medellin, Colombia and Fernando Villa, co-curator
of the exhibit, with a wine reception to follow.
here for more information and to reserve your seat.