Dimensions
of Citizenship

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U.S. Pavilion
Venice Architecture Biennale
2018

It is urgent for architecture to engage in understanding, shaping, and envisioning what it means to be a citizen today. Our goal is to present the United States as a site of critical research and practice in architecture, at the intersection of old and new forms of community engagement, political action, and public policy. Globalization, digital technology, and geopolitical transformations continue to challenge conventional notions of citizenship by enlarging understandings of participation in and exclusion from both local and global communities. This exhibition will present works by architects, landscape architects, designers, artists, and thinkers who are responding to today’s shifting modes of citizenship, and putting forth visions of future ways of belonging.

May 26 to November 25, 2018

Vernissage Events and Dimensions of Citizenship Opening Programs: May 24-25, 2018

Faculty Symposium: May 26, 2018

Participants

Amanda Williams & Andres L. Hernandez

Chicago, IL

Design Earth

Cambridge, MA

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

New York, NY

Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman

San Diego, CA

Keller Easterling

New Haven, CT

SCAPE

New York, NY

Studio Gang

Chicago, IL
Participant Bios

Team

Commissioners

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • The University of Chicago

Curators

  • Niall Atkinson
    Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and the College, The University of Chicago
  • Ann Lui
    Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and co-founder of Future Firm
  • Mimi Zeiger
    Los Angeles-based critic, editor, and curator; faculty member in the Media Design Practices MFA program at ArtCenter College of Design

Associate Curator

  • Iker Gil
    Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, director of MAS Studio, and founder of MAS Context

Representative Commissioners

  • Bill Brown
    Senior Advisor to the Provost for Arts and Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture in the Departments of English, Visual Arts, and the College, The University of Chicago
  • Bill Michel
    Executive Director UChicago Arts and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago
  • Jonathan Solomon
    Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Paul Coffey
    Vice Provost & Dean of Community Engagement, Office of the Provost, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Curatorial Advisory Board

  • Bill Brown
    Senior Advisor to the Provost for Arts and Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture in the Departments of English, Visual Arts, and the College, The University of Chicago
  • Theaster Gates
    Professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the College, and Director of Arts + Public Life, The University of Chicago
  • Sarah Herda
    Director, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
  • Mary Jane Jacob
    Professor, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibitions Studies, and Director of the Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Ollie Palmer
    Artist, designer, and filmmaker
  • Zoë Ryan
    John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Jonathan Solomon
    Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Jessica Stockholder
    Chair of the Department of Visual Arts and Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the College, The University of Chicago
  • Amy Thomas
    Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Urban Planning, Delft University of Technology
  • Yesomi Umolu
    Exhibitions Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and Lecturer in the Humanities Division, The University of Chicago

Exhibition & Graphic Design

Editorial Partner

e-flux Architecture

Media Sponsor

Architectural Record

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U.S. Pavilion
Venice Architecture Biennale
2018