Madlener House
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2019

Mexico City-based architecture office Tatiana Bilbao Estudio creates an immersive installation that transforms a former domestic space to explore new forms of collectivity. The installation is activated by collaborative projects, on-site talks, and workshops throughout the run of the exhibition with Archeworks, Colectivo 1050º, Cultural ReProducers, Fieldwork Collaborative Projects, Stefan Gruber, Nance Klehm of Social Ecologies, Lurie Garden, MAS Context, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Sweet Water Foundation, The Weaving Mill, and Anna Martine Whitehead, among others.

Tatiana Bilbao
founded her Mexico City-based eponymous architecture studio in 2004. Her work analyzes site specificity and creates built environments through multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives. She has taught as a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Bilbao’s work has been published in Architecture + Urbanism, GA Houses, Domus, and The New York Times, among other outlets.

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio creates work internationally at various scales, translating vernacular social codes into architecture, to develop affordable and sustainable architectural practices.  Highlighted projects in Mexico include: the Culiacán Botanical Garden; the Pilgrim Route, Jalisco; and the Biotechnological Center, Sinaloa. In 2015 the studio built the Sustainable House, a social housing prototype displayed at the Chicago Architectural Biennial. The work has been recognized widely with awards such as the Berlin Art Prize and the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture.


RELATED EVENTS

Portal Court
Alberto Aguilar, Cultural ReProducers
Family Program
September 15, 2019
1–3 p.m.

Local Soil Tasting & Salon
Nance Klehm
Workshop
October 2, 2019
1–3 p.m.

Making It What We Need
Christa Donner, Cultural ReProducers
October 12, 2019
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Marita Gomis: Casa Gomis / La Ricarda
MAS Context
Talk
October 14, 2019
6–8 p.m.

Sweet Water Foundation
Workshop
October 23, 2019
1–3 p.m.
Hosted by Sweet Water Foundation at the Perry Avenue Commons
5749 S Perry Avenue, Chicago

Second Nature (Out of Order)
Fieldwork Collaborative Projects
Workshop
October 16, 2019
1–3 p.m.

Kythzia Barrera Suárez, Diego Mier y Terán, and Maria Bautista Leon
Colectivo 1050°
Workshop
November 5, 2019
1–4 p.m.
Talk
November 6, 2019
6–8 p.m.

Unraveling Modern Living—From Domesticity to the Commons
Tatiana Bilbao
Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago
November 17, 2019
6:30–8 p.m.
Presented in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago & the Chicago Architecture Biennial
Rubloff Auditorium, 30 S Columbus Drive, Chicago

Archeworks
Workshop
November 13, 2019
12–2 p.m.

Macro Weave Workshop
The Weaving Mill
Family Program
November 16, 2019
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

An Atlas of Commoning: Spaces of Collective Production
Stefan Gruber
Talk
November 21, 2019
6–8 p.m.

Emily Francis Winter
The Weaving Mill
Talk
December 5, 2019
1–3 p.m.

Force Open Rehearsal Jam Session
Anna Martine Whitehead
Workshop
December 14, 2019
1:30–3 p.m.

Emmanual Pratt
Sweet Water Foundation
Talk
January 9, 2020
6–8 p.m.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, from "Unraveling Modern Living," digital collage, 2019