March 19, 2012 | Leave a comment BOGOTA: Transformed/Architecture = Politics When: Tuesday, April 3 Where: Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL Time: 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The 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. Click here for more information and to reserve your seat.