Skip to content


Art & Art History

Global Cities, Model Worlds

Friday, January 20, 2012–Saturday, March 03, 2012
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

View times

Ryan Griffis, Lize Mogel, and Sarah Ross.

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.