Les Lumières: Christophe Hutin and David Brown on Communities at Work

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 6:30 – 7:30 pm

78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL

Les Lumières
December 8, 6:30 p.m. CT
Free, registration required
Presented by Alliance Française Chicago (810 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610)


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Architect Christophe Hutin and Chicago Architecture Biennial Artistic Director David Brown screen and discuss the film Communities at Work—currently on view at the Graham as part of The Available City. This event also marks the opening of the Architectes Français à l’Export (AFEX) exhibition honoring projects realized abroad by French architects.

Hutin represented France at the 2021 17th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, and this film premiered in the French Pavilion in response to curator Hashim Sarkis' question— "How will we live together?"

Communities at Work reflects on the meeting between architectural know-how and the inhabitants’ own experiences of their living spaces through case studies in France, South Africa, Vietnam, and the United States. This transversal approach to the profession is an attempt to shed light on the implications of architecture in a contemporary world subject to massive changes. The film invites spectators along on this international journey, to move from one world to another, from Mérignac to Detroit, from Hanoi to Johannesburg without a predetermined path.