Graphic design by Normal
Welcome to our Bold issue. This issue features eighteen projects that explore new possibilities for the city of Chicago. Generated by both emerging and established Chicago-based architects and designers, these projects rethink the future of the city and, at the same time, explore the agency of the architect in shaping these scenarios. The projects, generated without a client, operate fully aware of the constraints and realities of Chicago with the intention to engage in fruitful conversations with public and private agencies to shape its future. Ultimately, while these projects focus on the city of Chicago, the ideas behind their architectural and urban strategies can open up new areas of exploration that can be extrapolated to diverse contexts. The projects featured in the issue were part of the exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago curated by Iker Gil and included in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.
BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago
Exhibition statement by Iker Gil, curator of BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago
Make Bold Plans, or Something Along Those Lines
Notes on the BOLD identity by Renata Graw, Founder of Normal
BOLD Studio Visits and Panel Discussions
As part of the BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago exhibition, curator Iker Gil organized a series of weekly visits to architecture studios in Chicago