Curators and architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee talk to Curbed
The Chicago Architecture Biennial returns to the city this fall, two years after attracting over half a million visitors to the Windy City. The biennial’s sophomore showing will again attempt to establish Chicago as the North American seat of international architectural discussion.
The first biennial, in 2015, featured the work of a number of emerging practices, each of which preoccupied with redefining the scope and potentials of the architecture profession. Its second-coming has a high bar to exceed—partially to satisfy the city’s “Cultural Plan,” a program aimed at strengthening Chicago’s touristic identity as a nursery of architectural history and the arts.
This year’s Biennial theme, “Make New History,” is less about redefining the profession and more about how contemporary architectural forms reckon with the past, especially in a globalized present. What kinds of architectural ideas are you hoping to explore with this theme?
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