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Iker Gil


Iker Gil is a founding partner at MAS Studio, editor in chief of the nonprofit MAS Context, and executive director of the SOM Foundation. Iker has edited or coedited several books including Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio and Shanghai Transforming. He has curated multiple exhibitions including Nocturnal Landscapes, Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac, and BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. He was Associate Curator of the US Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and cocurator of Exhibit Columbus 2020–2021. He was the 2024 Morgenstern Visiting Chairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and the Escola da Cidade (São Paulo).


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What Kind of Vigilante Are You?

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context

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A Career in Five Projects: Carol Ross Barney

Iker Gil interviews Carol Ross Barney

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Dialogues: Bart Crosby

Rick Valicenti and Iker Gil interview graphic designer and AIGA Medalist Bart Crosby

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Oral History

Dialogues: Margaret McCurry

Iker Gil and Julie Michiels interview architect Margaret McCurry

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Oral History

Dialogues: Robert L. Wesley

Iker Gil interviews architect Robert L. Wesley

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Oral History

Dialogues: Dan Wheeler

Iker Gil interviews architect Dan Wheeler

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Welcoming a New Character

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context

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Mundo Mendo Goes to Seoul: The World of Luis Mendo on Display

Iker Gil interviews Luis Mendo about his exhibition Mundo Mendo

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Assemblages of Ordinary Life

Chronology by Office of Political Innovation with introductory text by Iker Gil

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Griot, Storytelling, and the Manipulation of History

Iker Gil interviews Germane Barnes

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House of the Architect

Text by Iker Gil

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The Super Roof Turns 50

Iker Gil and William Baker interview Rudolph Bergermann and Knut Göppert

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G. E. Kidder Smith Builds

Iker Gil interviews Neil Donnelly, Angelo Maggi, Andrea Nalesso, Michelangelo Sabatino, and Siiri Tännler

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Exploring the City You Grew Up In

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context

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On the Origins of High Water

Iker Gil and Mimi Zeiger interview Virginia Hanusik

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Chronology by Iker Gil