The Instituto Cervantes of Chicago in collaboration with MAS Studio is proud to present the American premiere of this groundbreaking architecture exhibition. 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. They demonstrate ideas of social inclusion as well as innovative architectural forms and spaces, which have been steadily transforming Colombian cities and the nation. Opening lecture by David Escobar & Fernando Villa Curator Vladimir Belogolovsky, Intercontinental Curatorial Project Co-curator Fernando Villa, Magnusson Architecture & Planning.