ConstructLab's How Together

Chicago Architecture Biennial

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ConstructLab's How Together is one of the fragments of Constructlab’s intervention at the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019. Surrounding the question of how we live together, the gathered texts, conversations and essays bring together the multiple voices that constitute ConstructLab’s community. It is intended as a collection of personal experiences on how we—as a group of individuals from different backgrounds, cultures and disciplines—foster togetherness through living and working together around projects. These experiences are not examples to be followed. These experiences are not solutions. They are just stories we would have shared with you, together, around a beer, a fire, a workshop, a dinner, a lecture, a nap, a coffee, a book, a… It’s an invitation to fill the gaps and use all common grounds the way you wish, to live—at least for a moment—together, whether you wish to convey a message or to learn from someone else’s, whether you wish to actively participate or to simply be present. It’s not a “how to”. It’s not a manual. It’s an anti-manual. In here you will not find what to do or how to act. It is an invitation to invent and implement your own way of writing your own common stories.

With stories by Bert de Backer, Malte von Braun, Laetitia Chamekh, Sofia Costa Pinto, Johanna Dehio, Mascha Fehse, Patrick Hubmann, Pascal Lazarus, Linus Lutz, David Moritz, OST collective, Joanne Pouzenc, Carla Rangel, Refunc, Alexander Römer, Mathilde Sauzet, Sebastien Tripod, Peter Zuiderwijk



Commissioned by: The Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 … and other such stories, curated by Yesomi Umolu, Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares

Editors: Joanne Pouzenc, Carla Rangel, Alexander Römer

Proofreading: Miriam Stoney

Graphic Design: Collective Works, NL in collaboration with Southwest Signs Inc, Chicago

Printing: Lowitz + Sons Inc, Chicago

Published by: dpr-barcelona
Dimensions: 4 x 6"
Materials: Paperback, 132 pages


Chicago Architecture Biennial

(Downtown)

"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.

The signature program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial stands as North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture and takes place every two years at the Chicago Cultural Center and sites across the city. CAB has hosted three editions since its founding: ...and other such stories (2019); Make New History (2017); The State of the Art of Architecture (2015). The fourth edition, which will open in 2021, is titled The Available City. CAB programming throughout the year engages global audiences in conversations exploring critical ideas and questions facing the field, and beyond. "