“In short, no pattern is an isolated entity. Each pattern can exist in the world, only to the extent that is supported by other patterns; the larger patterns in which it is embedded, the patterns of the same size that surround it, and the smaller patterns which are embedded in it.”
— A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander


Exhibition: September 26th– October 26 2019

Please join us for an experiential urban adventure in the South Loop. 

The Chicago Pattern Project is occupying the storefronts at 33 E Ida B Wells Drive and 619 S Wabash Avenue in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.  The project searches to rebuild environmental attachment, and focuses on issues surrounding identity, movement and empirical experiences in the urban fabric. The resulting patterns can be viewed superficially for visual pleasure (STOP), can be deciphered to gain access to actual information (SEE) and in its most involved form, can kindle a process of investigation of the viewers own spaces and experiences in order to connect them to their physical environment (REFLECT). 

Maps will be available at chicagopatternproject.com and for sale at Shop Columbia.  


Exhibition Opening

Thursday, October 3rd at 619 S Wabash 5pm – 7pm  

South Loop Walking Tours in cooperation Jane’s Walk Chicago, departing from 619 S Wabash. 

Thursday, October 3 at 6pm

Saturday, October 12 at noon