The Radicant City: Sustainable Living Space

The Radicant City: Sustainable Living Space

with Jana Revedin, in English

Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Free for Members, including AIA and EUNIC Members / $10 Non-Members
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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Join us when German-born architect Jana Revedin, professor at the Ecole spéciale d'architecture in Paris, explains the history, sense and mission of the Global Awards for Sustainable Architecture she founded. The fifty-five architects from around the globe who have received the award believe in architecture “with the people for the people” and as an agent of empowerment, self-development and civic rights. The Global Awards is run by the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris under the patronage of UNESCO.

Le Global Awards for Sustainable Architecture a été créé en 2007 par l'architecte et professeur Jana Revedin avec la Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine de Paris comme partenaire culturel. Il récompense chaque année cinq architectes qui partagent l'éthique du développement durable et proposent des expériences innovantes, en milieu urbain comme dans les grands territoires. Les cinquante-cinq architectes qui ont réçu ce prix confirment la mondialisation et la densité du débat sur les rapports entre architecture, ressources et développement. 

Q&A led in English, French, Italian or Spanish, all languages spoken by Jana Revedin.

For an avant-goût, here is her TEDx talk!

This program is made possible thanks to the Jean Bodfish Brown Memorial Fund and the School of the Art Institute Architecture Department. This is a Chicago Architecture Biennial program.


The Chicago Architecture Biennial at the Alliance Française de Chicago

Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, László Moholy-Nagy: these are the name of the architects, Americans and immigrants from Europe, who built the Chicago skyline and its reputation as a uniquely modern city. Urban development by Burnham along the lakeshore was inspired by Haussmann’s grands boulevards in Paris, and it is the French influence on the Windy City that the Alliance celebrates this fall with a series of talks and exhibitions presented under the umbrella of the second Chicago Architecture Biennial.

En partenariat avec l’exposition internationale d’art Expo Chicago et de la seconde Biennale d’architecture de Chicago, l’Alliance Française célèbre cet automne l’architecture et l’influence de la France sur les hommes et les femmes qui ont fait de Chicago une des capitales mondiales du premier art.

For this event we partnered with:

Chicago Architecture Biennial
AIA Chicago