In conjunction with Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People, Alphawood Exhibitions and Wrightwood 659 partnered with Monica Chadha of Civic Projects Architecture, and Spirit of Space, to re-imagine key principles of Doshi’s work in the contemporary context of Chicago neighborhoods. Monica joins three Chicago natives, activist Asiaha Butler, artist Edra Soto, and journalist and author Natalie Moore as they reflect on their engagements with Doshi’s approach to low cost housing, urban planning, and vernacular architecture.
Rather than a traditional tour, the series Architecture of Community illustrates the duality of exhibition viewing, extending principles from the gallery to the places we inhabit. How do our own memories and cultural associations shape the reading of an exhibition? In turn, how are we shaped by that encounter?