The MCHAP Tête-à-tête, "Dialogues around the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize," will be Saturday, September 16 at S. R. Crown Hall from 9 a.m. - noon.
Curated by Fabrizio Gallanti, editor of “MCHAP 1 The Americas” volume, this panel discussion is presented as part of the opening weekend of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
The panel discussion will present a series of public dialogues about the process, outcomes and future of the first trans-American architecture prize, the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), launched by the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2014. The event will convene different stakeholders of both Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Biennale (jurors, editors, experts, and designers) with MCHAP participants.
The Roundtable will be accompanied by an exhibition of MCHAP nominated works, selected entries, and publications produced by the Prize and Prize winners.
9:00 a.m. COFFEE
10:00 a.m. OPENING REMARKS with Dirk Denison MCHAP Director
MCHAP ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS:
10:10 a.m. SESSION I: HOW TO SELECT
MCHAP Nominators Jorge Otero - Pailos (Columbia GSAPP, New York) Charles Waldheim (Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge)
moderator: Vedran Mimica (IIT College of Architecture)
10:45 a.m. SESSION II: TO PRINT!
MCHAP 1: The Americas Authors and Editors Mimi Zeiger (Art Center College of Design, LA) Pier Paolo Tamburelli (baukuh, Milan) Fabrizio Gallanti (McGill University, Montréal) Florencia Rodriguez (PLOT, Buenos Aires)
moderator: Martin Felsen (IIT College of Architecture)
11:15 a.m. SESSION III: AND THEN?
With MCHAP.emerge winners Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Productora Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen (Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Concepción) Carlos Bedoya (Productora, Mexico)
Moderator: Lluis Ortega (IIT College of Architecture)
12 noon CLOSING REMARKS with Michelangelo Sabatino
A pop-up bookstore will present MCHAP publications, offered with special discount, as well as a selection of architecture magazines and books.
MCHAP is supported by Kohler Co., Alphawood Foundation Chicago and Mies van der Rohe Society.