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 Shani Crowe (front, from left), Amanda Williams, Jeanne Gang and Andres L. Hernandez. Associate curator Iker Gil (back, from left), curator Niall Atkinson, curator Mimi Zeiger, curator Ann Lui. Photo credit: Francesca Bottazzin

Shani Crowe (front, from left), Amanda Williams, Jeanne Gang and Andres L. Hernandez. Associate curator Iker Gil (back, from left), curator Niall Atkinson, curator Mimi Zeiger, curator Ann Lui. Photo credit: Francesca Bottazzin

Chicago in Venice: A first look at the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 
May 23, 2018
Chicago Tribune 
By Blair Kamin

(excerpt) Watch out, Donald Trump! When this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale opens Saturday, the U.S. pavilion, shaped for the first time by Chicagoans, takes aim at the “us” and “them” mentality behind the president’s proposed wall along the border with Mexico. And its exhibits lob other intellectual bombshells.

Titled “Dimensions of Citizenship” and organized by the School of the Art Institute and the University of Chicago, the pavilion provides a platform for designers to envision spaces and structures fit for a world where technological, economic and social change runs in perpetual overdrive.READ HERE