National Building Museum

Presentation: When Architecture Tells a Story

Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Fairy TalesWalk-in registration begins at 5:30 pm.

Explore social issues and the creative process of architecture through imaginative fiction and artwork. The National Building Museum and Blank Space present the winners of the 2018 Fairy Tales competition. Enjoy passages from the winning stories read by their authors and gain insight into their creative process with live interviews conducted by Museum curator Susan Piedmont-Palladino.

This year's competition challenges creatives and designers to produce an architectural fairy tale at a time when the world is struggling to distinguish fact from fiction — when real news is often grim and scary, and “fake news” sows discord and diffidence. In a time like this, storytelling might be the most powerful tool to unlock universal truths and rediscover what matters.

Over the past five years Blank Space has grown Fairy Tales into the largest annual creative challenge in the world, encouraging participants to rewrite the way architecture communicates itself and unlocking the power of architecture through storytelling. Blank Space acts as an office for thought provocation, challenging architecture to rethink its role in society by speaking about things we can all relate to. This is the Museum's second year hosting the unique Fairy Tales event.

$12 Museum Members | $5 Student | $20 Non-member. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Image courtesy of Blank Space. 

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