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The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the more than 100 architects and artists who will be participating in its second edition, under the theme "Make New History" developed by directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of LA's Johnston Marklee.

With the theme Johnston and Lee hope to "examine, through the work of the chosen participants, the continuous engagement with questions of history and architecture as an evolutionary practice." per a CAB statement. The theme goes against modernism's "insistence on creating works that are unprecedented and unrelated to architectures of the past," and it comes as the directors confronting a piece of Chicago's history: the renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art, a 1996 building designed by Josef Paul Kleihues.

Todd Palmer, CAB Executive Director, said of the theme and its participants: "This year’s list of participants was carefully chosen to showcase the future of architecture and design rooted in history. Through presenting a variety of work, we aim to give visitors of all kinds, from leaders across the global architecture community to the interested traveler, an in-depth look at architecture as we know it today, and the chance to be inspired by how architecture is making new history in cities around the world."

Like the inaugural CAB in 2015, the second edition will take place (16 September 2017 - 7 January 2018) at the Chicago Cultural Center and additional sites across the city.

The full list of participants:

  • 51N4E (Brussels, Belgium; Tirana, Albania)
  • 6A Architects (London, UK)
  • Ábalos+Sentkiewicz (Madrid, Spain; Cambridge, USA; Shanghai, China)
  • Adamo-Faiden (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • AGENdA agencia de arquitectura (Medellin, Colombia)
  • Aires Mateus (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Ana Prvački and SO-IL (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
  • Andrew Kovacs (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Angela Deuber Architect (Chur, Switzerland)
  • Ania Jaworska (Chicago, USA)
  • Aranda\Lasch and Terrol Dew Johnson (New York, USA; Tucson, USA)
  • Archi-Union (Shanghai, China)
  • Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Arno Brandlhuber and Christopher Roth (Berlin, Germany)
  • Atelier Manferdini (Venice, USA)
  • AWP office for territorial reconfiguration (Paris, France; London, UK)
  • Bak Gordon Arquitectos (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Barbas Lopes (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Barkow Leibinger (Berlin, Germany)
  • baukuh (Milan, Italy)
  • Besler & Sons LLC (Los Angeles, USA)
  • BLESS (Berlin, Germany)
  • BUREAU SPECTACULAR (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Caruso St John (London, UK)
  • Charlap Hyman & Herrero (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
  • Charles Waldheim (Cambridge, USA)
  • Christ & Gantenbein (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Daniel Everett (Chicago, USA; Salt Lake City, USA)
  • David Schalliol (Chicago, USA)
  • Dellekamp Arquitectos (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Design With Company (Chicago, USA)
  • Diego Arraigada Arquitectos (Rosario, Argentina)
  • DOGMA (Brussels, Belgium)
  • DRDH (London, UK)
  • ENSAMBLE STUDIO (Madrid, Spain; Boston, USA)
  • Éric Lapierre Architecture (Paris, France)
  • Estudio Barozzi Veiga (Barcelona, Spain)
  • fala atelier (Porto, Portugal)
  • Filip Dujardin (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Fiona Connor and Erin Besler (Los Angeles, USA; Auckland, New Zealand)
  • First Office (Los Angeles, USA)
  • formlessfinder (New York, USA)
  • Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Gerard and Kelly (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
  • Go Hasegawa (Tokyo, Japan)
  • HHF Architects (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (Chicago, USA)
  • J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten and Philip Ursprung (Berlin, Germany)
  • James Welling (New York, USA)
  • Jesús Vassallo (Houston, USA)
  • Jorge Otero-Pailos (New York, USA)
  • June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff (New York, USA; Berlin, Germany)
  • Karamuk * Kuo Architects (New York, USA; Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Keith Krumwiede (New York, USA)
  • Kéré Architecture (Berlin, Germany)
  • Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany)
  • Luisa Lambri (Milan, Italy)
  • Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Made In (Geneva, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland)
  • MAIO (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Marianne Mueller (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Marshall Brown (Chicago, USA)
  • MG&Co. (Houston, USA)
  • MONADNOCK (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • MOS (New York, USA)
  • Norman Kelley (Chicago, USA; New York, USA)
  • Nuno brandåo costa arquitectos Ida (Porto, Portugal)
  • OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Brussels, Belgium)
  • PASCAL FLAMMER (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Patrick Braouezec (Paris, France)
  • Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner (Chicago, USA; Denver, USA)
  • Pezo Von Ellrichshausen (Concepción, Chile)
  • Philipp Schaerer (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • PRODUCTORA (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • REAL Foundation (London, UK)
  • Robert Somol (Chicago, USA)
  • SADAR+VUGA (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Sam Jacob Studio (London, UK)
  • SAMI-arquitectos (Setubal, Portugal)
  • SANAA (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Sauter von Moos (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Sergison Bates (London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Serie Architects (London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland)
  • SHINGO MASUDA+KATSUHISA OTSUBO Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Stan Allen Architect (New York, USA)
  • Studio Anne Holtrop (Muharraq, Bahrain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Studiomumbai (Mumbai, India)
  • Sylvia Lavin (Los Angeles, USA)
  • T+E+A+M (Ann Arbor, USA)
  • Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • The Empire (Verona, Italy)
  • The Living (New York, USA)
  • The Los Angeles Design Group (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus (Berlin, Germany)
  • Tigerman McCurry Architects (Chicago, USA)
  • Toshiko Mori Architect (New York, USA)
  • UrbanLab (Chicago, USA; Los Angeles, USA)
  • Urbanus (Shenzhen, China; Beijing, China)
  • Veronika Kellndorfer (Berlin, Germany) WELCOMEPROJECTS (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Work Architecture Company (New York, USA)
  • Zago Architecture (Los Angeles, USA) ZAO/standardarchitecture (Shanghai, China) 


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