Wandering in Chicago: Akinbode Akinbiyi in Conversation will look at Berlin-based photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi’s unique method of quietly wandering, looking, listening, and photographing. Kristin Taylor, Curator of Academic Programs and Collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, will speak with Akinbiyi about his work documenting cities across the globe and his time spent in Chicago and in North Lawndale in 2019. In line with the theme of the 2021 Biennial The Available City, led by Artistic Director David Brown, Akinbiyi’s work responds to and reflects how visitors and residents alike navigate social structures and spaces in the city.
This event continues and builds upon the newly launched model of year-round, free public programming at the Biennial.
Image Credit: Image: Installation image of Akinbode Akinbiyi’s series Easy Like Sunday Morning—North Lawndale created during a Chicago Architecture Biennial residency at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago in 2019. © Tom Harris, 2019