CAB Studio


Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor South

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CAB Studio and programming presented by the Chicago Architecture Biennial


Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB)


The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is thrilled to announce the opening of the CAB Studio—a new, year-round exhibition space located on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center. The Studio is a space to explore design and present innovative ideas. Here, CAB will host exhibitions, programs, and events, including youth and family activities.

CAB Studio opens with the exhibition, Architecture of Reparations, by New York-based collaborative Riff Studio, including designers Rekha Auguste-Nelson, Farnoosh Rafaie, and Isabel Strauss. Core to this exhibition is a request for proposals (RFP) that incorporates public policy, architectural history, and reparations to address erasure in Bronzeville, a historic South Side Chicago neighborhood—one of many Black Metropolises in the twentieth century. While the vestiges of architectural legacies are visible on the streets of Bronzeville today, there are significant spatial voids on most blocks. Architecture of Reparations asks the question: why are these buildings missing?  

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