Chicago Architecture Center: Crossing the Line

Reflecting on the 1919 Race Riot, join a dialogue on the power of lines in shaping places and lives. This program, presented in connection with the Chicago Architectural Club’s 2018 Chicago Prize Competition, is free with registration.

The crossing of an imaginary line 100 years ago resulted in the killing of an African-American teenager named Eugene Williams, inciting the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. This chain of events demonstrates the power of lines—conceptual and physical—in shaping places and lives. Leaders from the architecture community will reflect on the power of cultural partnerships to redraw Chicago in previously unthinkable ways.

  • This event is on October 15th at 6:00PM
  • This is a partner program of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial
  • This event is free, although advance registration is required
  • Tickets include entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at the CAC Box Office at 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Chicago Architecture Center: Crossing the Line

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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