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Living Architecture Ball with Rachel Armstrong, PhD

October 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$31 - $283

RIBA-USA, the American Region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), is presenting a unique program as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.  They are hosting a keynote talk with Rachel Armstrong, PhD, on “living architecture” held on a private yacht while floating along the Chicago River.  The evening’s topic centers on an ecological age of design and construction that seeks to develop new ways of choreographing space by working along with natural systems. The black-tie and tie-dyed evening cruise will culminate at the rooftop of a secret high rise building location (to be revealed on the day of the event) for a viewing of the Living Ball installation of the Leapfrog Project.

Liquid Happening: A Living Architecture Ball will take place October 18, 2015 at 6pm embarking from Chicago Riverwalk Dock 2, 3, or 4, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and East Lower Wacker Drive.

Tickets and more information here.

More information about Rachel Armstrong and her “Black Sky Thinking” can be found here.

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), titled The State of the Art of Architecture, will take stock of the extraordinary ways in which architects, artists, designers, planners, activists, and policy makers from around the world are tackling the most pressing issues of today. Designed as a multi-platform event, CAB will facilitate radical new thought about what the built environment should be in the 21st century, continuing the city’s proud history as a landmark incubator of architectural significance. As North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture, it will launch in October 2015, aligning with Venice, Italy; São Paulo, Brazil; and other great cities that are invested in the conversation concerning what the world should look like.By shining a light on realized architectural projects, projects in formation, spatial experiments made visible, and public gatherings, the Biennial seeks to generate thinking about architecture and its implications for our times. It explores how creativity and imagination can radically transform lived experience as we negotiate urban, suburban, and rural contexts, as well as other places that have not yet been anticipated. Through a constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and programs of events, the Biennial invites the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion about the future of the built environment.  The Chicago Architectural Biennial begins on 1 October 2015, and events will continue throughout early 2016.  Additional information regarding RIBA-USA programs is available here.





October 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$31 - $283


Chicago’s Fair Lady Yacht
Chicago Riverwalk Dock 2-4
Chicago, IL 60601 United States