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Global Cities, Model Worlds

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© Courtesy of Gallery 400
Global Cities, Model Worlds

UIC College of Architecture and Art
400 S. Peoria Street (Art and Design Hall, First Floor)
Chicago, IL 60607
January 20th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2012
Opening: January 20th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://gallery400.uic.edu/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
gallery400@uic.edu
PHONE:  
312-996-6114
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 12-6; by appointment

DESCRIPTION

Global Cities, Model Worlds, is an exhibition that explores the spatial and social impacts of “mega events,” such as the Olympics and World’s Fairs. The host cities of these international spectacles seek to transform themselves into “global cities” through planning, architecture, and ideology. Locally, these events pave the way for redevelopment projects that can create new public resources such as parks, stadiums, or transportation infrastructure, but often result in significant displacement of residents or industry, reinforcing existing inequalities.