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Xavier Wrona, "Georges Bataille, Architecture, Chicago and the World Order - An Essay on General Economy"
from 15.08.15 to 30.10.15




"Georges Bataille, Architecture, Chicago and the World Order", view of the Méthode Room, Dorchester, Chicago South Side, 2015

A practicing architect and associate professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Saint-Etienne, Xavier Wrona has long been interested in the connection between architecture and social justice. His exhibition will explore French intellectual Georges Bataille’s definition of architecture as a tool through which an ideologically dominant order manifests itself in space and time. Balancing theory with practice, Wrona’s goal is to “Move away from this theoretical edifice…to get back into a less theoretical, closer contact to reality. I wish to be able to talk with people of the South Side…to be able to engage, discuss, debate.”

To that end, Wrona and two assistants will build a temporary television studio in the heart of the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Neighbors, community leaders, local business owners, aldermen, and City officials will be invited to the studio to share their definitions of the word, “architecture.”

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Rebuild Foundation - Press Release :

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