Top Design Cities 2019: Chicago

Top Design Cities 2019: Chicago

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By Mikki Brammer
Artistic director of this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial, Yesomi Umolu is at the center of an energized design capital.

You need only look up at the skyline to understand why Chicago is one of the United States’ most important design cities. The Chicago Architecture Biennial—the third iteration of which runs September 19‚ 2019‚ to January 5‚ 2020—has elevated that reputation even further. Titled ...and other such stories‚ this year’s edition takes a hard look at how the built environment affects communities, with sections dedicated to ecology, memory, activism, and other social and political forces.

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