Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces plans for a Chicago Architecture Biennial

With his city's long and rich architectural heritage, Emanuel is confident Chicago's Architecture Biennial can rival Venice's.

June 25, 2014 |
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The Chicago Tribune reports that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce plans for the Chicago Architecture Biennial today, planned to rival the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Archdaily reports that the biennial, scheduled to be held in late 2015, will be co-curated by Director of the Graham Foundation Sarah Herda. Programs will be developed with the help of Frank Gehry, Jeanne Gang, Stanley Tigerman and Pritzker Prize Jury Chair Peter Palumbo.

In an interview with architecture critic Blair Kamin for the Tribune, Mayor Emanuel says the event will “play on the city’s strength” and that “Chicago will continue to be seen worldwide as an epicenter for modern architecture.”

The city has secured a $2.5 million grant from BP.

Learn more about the plans in this article in the Chicago Tribune.

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