How did the commission for the Chicago Architecture Biennale come about?
We were approached by Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima, the co-artistic directors of the biennale, for a number of reasons. We have a long-standing connection with architecture and we have also worked on several large-scale international exhibitions and biennials in Berlin, Lisbon and Taipei. We are also huge fans of Chicago, where we have been working on projects over the past two years.
Please give us an outline of the different elements of this wide-ranging identity…
The identity can be found on display throughout the city of Chicago in the form of a large advertising campaign, signage, a guidebook, visitor maps and leaflets, all of which accompany the contributions of over 100 architects and artists at the Chicago Cultural Center and other sites including Millennium Park, City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, Expo 72 and the Stony Island Arts Bank.