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Chicago Architecture Biennial: Six Degrees Trivia Game

In the vein of trivia, networked knowledge, and of course the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Architectstasy presents: a trivia game for architecture geeks!  It is a mashup of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon plus the Wikipedia Game: linking one topic to the next by six degrees of separation.  For bonus points, print out and play with your friends; see how many they can fill in.  For extra bonus points, create your own!  (If you send them in, I will publish all new games here and on Facebook and Twitter.)

Let the game begin!

STANLEY TIGERMAN → YOKO ONO
Mr. Tigerman is a member of the CAB advisory panel as well as the author of the 1977 conference paper “The State of the Art of Architecture” on which this biennial’s theme is based.
Stanley Tigerman published his book Schlepping Through Ambivalence, a collection of essays described by the publisher as “at times humorous and humble, at times biting and cantankerous,” in 2011 
2011 the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series
World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals -> 1964 was the last year they had done it
1964 Beatlemania roared through the United States
The Beatles band member John Lennon’s wife was Yoko Ono

IWAN BAAN → “BAD BLOOD”
Iwan Baan was chosen to document Chicago for the event.
Iwan Baan -> took this yoga-tastic photo at the grand opening of L.A.’s newest cultural center, the Broad Museum
Los Angeles Broad Museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and first cousin to the original…but in East Lansing, Michigan, and designed by Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid shares a last name with, but is not related to, Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid is a “total bestie” of Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift sang 2014 pop chart topper “Bad Blood

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER → MANAGUA (Nicaragua) CULTURAL CENTER
The Chicago Cultural Center is the location for most of the CAB displays.
Chicago Cultural Center designed by the firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, which is now the firm Shepley Bulfinch, in continuous operation now for over 125 years
Shepley Bulfinch working with architect Maya Lin to redesign Smith College’s library in Northampton, Massachussetts
Maya Lin designed the Vietnam War Memorial, commemorating soldiers who died in that conflict
Vietnam War Memorial it takes approximately 60 hours to read aloud every name inscribed on the war memorial
60 hours approximately how long it takes to drive from the Chicago Cultural Center to the Batahola Norte Cultural Center in Managua, Nicaragua

THE BEGINNING OF TIME → CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL
The Chicago Architecture Biennial is North America’s first major biennial devoted to the subject of architecture.  It is patterned on similar events in Venice, Italy, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The beginning of time originated with the singularity of the Big Bang
The Big Bang shares a name with a popular TV show, The Big Bang Theory, created/produced/written by Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre
Chuck Lorre born in New York
New York home to the Storefront of Art and Architecture, headed up by Sarah Herda from 1998 to 2006
Sarah Herda codirector (along with Joseph Grima) of the first Chicago Architecture Biennial

1 Comment

  1. trisha subian
    September 28, 2015 - Reply

    We are all connected!

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