Here’s the Contributor List for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2018.


The list of contributors to the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s 2019 edition, which will run from September 19 through January 5, 2020, has been announced, and it features more than 80 people and groups from over 20 countries.

This year’s biennial is titled “…and other such stories,” and its participants are asked to create projects that relate to “land, memory, rights, and civic participation,” according to a release.

Several contributors are partnering with communities in Chicago, such as Johannesburg’s Keleketla! Library, which will team up with Chicago-based Stockyard Institute, and Berlin’s Akinbode Akinbiyi, which will participate in a residency at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Homan Square.

Yesomi Umolu, the biennial’s artistic director, said in the same release, “Our 2019 contributors represent the diversity of thinking on architecture and spatial practice globally, each engaged in research and work that explores the potential and challenges of our everyday experiences across public and private space, as well as the motivation and potential for the future of the field.”

The contributors were selected by the biennial’s curatorial team, which is composed of Umolu, Sepake Angiama, and Paulo Tavares. The full list follows below.

Akinbode Akinbiyi (born in Oxford, England; lives in Berlin, Germany)
Alejandra Celedon (born in Edmonton, Canada; lives in Santiago, Chile) & Nicolas Stutzin (born in Santiago, Chile; lives in Santiago, Chile)
Alexandra Pirici (born in Bucharest, Romania; lives in Bucharest, Romania)
Avijit Mukul Kishore (born in Lucknow, India; lives in Mumbai, India) & Rohan Shivkumar (born in Hyderabad, India; lives in Mumbai, India)
Black Quantum Futurism
(founded in Philadelphia)
Borderless Studio (founded in Chicago)
CAMP (founded in Mumbai, India)
Carolina Caycedo (born in London, England; lives in Los Angeles)
Center for Spatial Research (founded in New York)
Chicago Architectural Preservation Archive (founded in Chicago)
Clemens von Wedemeyer (born in Göttingen, Germany; lives in Berlin, Germany)
Cohabitation Strategies (founded in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and New York) & Urban Front (founded in New York)
ConstructLab (founded in Berlin, Germany)
DAAR (Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti) (founded in Beit Sahour, Palestine)
Detroit Planning Department (founded in Detroit)
Do Ho Suh (born in Seoul, South Korea; lives in London, England)
FICA–Fundo Imobiliário Comunitário para Aluguel (founded in São Paulo, Brazil)
Forensic Architecture (founded in London, England) & Invisible Institute (founded in Chicago)
Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture for All) (founded in Istanbul, Turkey)
Jimmy Robert (Berlin, Germany)
Joar Nango (born in Áltá, Norway; lives in Romssa/Tromsø, Norway)
Jorge González (born in San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives in Puerto Rico)
Keleketla! Library (founded in Johannesburg, South Africa), in collaboration with Stockyard Institute (founded in Chicago)
Maria Gaspar (born in Chicago; lives in Chicago)
MASS Design Group (founded in Boston and Poughkeepsie and Kigali, Rwanda)
MSTC (founded in São Paulo, Brazil), in collaboration with Escola da Cidade (founded in São Paulo, Brazil) and O Grupo Inteiro (founded in São Paulo, Brazil)
Ola Hassanain (born in Khartoum, Sudan; lives in Khartoum, Sudan, and Utrecht, Netherlands)
Oscar Tuazon (born in Seattle; lives in Los Angeles)
Palestine Heirloom Seed Library Project (founded in the northern West Bank, Palestine)
Raumlabor (founded in Berlin, Germany)
RIWAQ – Center for Architectural Conservation (founded in Ramallah, Palestine)
RMA Architects (founded in Mumbai, India, and Boston)
Sammy Baloji (born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo; lives in Brussels, Belgium, and Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo) & Filip de Boeck (born in Antwerp, Belgium; lives in Brussels, Belgium, and Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Santiago X (lives in Chicago)
Settler Colonial City Project (founded in Ann Arbor and Guayaquil, Ecuador) in collaboration with American Indian Center (founded in Chicago)
Somatic Collaborative (Felipe Correa & Devin Dobrowolski) (founded in New York)
studioBASAR (founded in Bucharest, Romania)
Sweet Water Foundation (founded in Chicago)
Tania Bruguera (born in Havana, Cuba; lives in New York) & Association of Arte Útil (founded in Havana, Cuba)
Tanya Lukin Linklater (born in Alaska; lives in Ontario, Canada) & Tiffany Shaw-Collinge (born in Alberta, Canada; lives in Alberta, Canada)
Territorial Agency—John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (founded in London, England)
The Funambulist (founded in Paris, France)
Theaster Gates (born in Chicago; lives in Chicago)
Usina – CTAH (founded in São Paulo, Brazil)
Vincent Meessen (born in Baltimore; lives in Brussels, Belgium)
Walter J. Hood (born in Charlotte, North Carolina; lives in Oakland, California)
Wendelien van Oldenborgh (born in Rotterdam, Netherlands; lives in Berlin, Germany)
Wolff Architects (founded in Cape Town, South Africa)
Zorka Wollny (born in Kraków, Poland; lives in Berlin, Germany)

American Indian Center (founded in Chicago)
Aviwe Mandyanda (BlackStudio) (born in Mdantsane, a township in East London, South Africa; lives in Johannesburg, South Africa)
Carmen Silva (born in Santo Estêvão, Brazil; lives in São Paulo, Brazil)
ELLA (founded in Los Angeles)
Emmanuel Pratt (born in Virginia, USA; lives in Chicago)
Eduardo O. Kohn (lives in Montreal, Canada)
Inam Kula (born in Gugulethu, a township in Cape Town, South Africa; lives in Cape Town, South Africa) Lesley Lokko (born in Dundee, Scotland – UK; lives in Johannesburg, South Africa)
Mario Gooden (lives in New York City)
Pelin Tan (born in Hilden, Germany; lives in Mardin, Turkey)
Stephen Willats (born in London, England–UK; lives in London, England–UK)
Vincent Tao (born in Scarborough, Canada; lives in Toronto, Canada)
Virginia de Medeiros (born in Feira de Santana, Brazil; lives in São Paulo, Brazil)
Vivien Sansour (born in Jerusalem, Palestine; lives in Bethlehem, Palestine and Los Angeles) Columbia Books on Architecture and the City (founded in New York City)

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