Designers, architects, and researchers will work with Chicago communities to develop programs that benefit the public.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial team announced more than 80 artists, architects, researchers, and academics from 20 countries that will contribute to the third edition titled, “…and other such stories.”
A preliminary lineup was announced in March and included Theaster Gates, MASS Design Group, Wolff Architects, and Invisible Institute. In addition to releasing the full lineup, Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu also revealed that a number of contributors will be working with Chicago communities and students through residencies and collaborations.
“This edition, we’ve placed a larger focus on supporting new commissions and original research, which allows contributors to expand on their work and explore future possibilities for the practice of architecture in Chicago and beyond,” Umolu wrote in an email.
One example, will be a project at the site of the Anthony Overton Elementary School in the Bronzeville neighborhood which was shut down in the 2013 closure of 50 Chicago Public Schools. The design agency Borderless Studio, which has previously used the site in previous biennials, will work with Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture For All), architecture firm studioBASAR, and artist Zorka Wollny to explore how art, design and architecture can repurpose civic spaces.
Another contributor, photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi from Berlin, Germany is participating in a residency at School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Homan Square in North Lawndale. He will work with young community members to document and explore their environment through a daily photography practice.
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