Studio Gang to Launch Gallery Space During Chicago Architecture Biennial

"The Chicago Architecture Biennial today announced more than 100 city-wide cultural partners that will present programming in coordination with this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Available City, which will take place from September 17-December 18, 2021 at locations across the city. The 2021 edition will present ideas and possibilities for vacant urban spaces, activated with and for local community groups in collaboration with designers.

Comprising in-person and digital programs, The Available City moves outside of what has historically been the main venue of the Chicago Cultural Center to upwards of ten outdoor sites and two indoor exhibition venues. The 2021 Biennial spans ten neighborhoods and features 18 projects created by more than 68 contributors, with site partners ranging from community gardens and historic sites to schools and vacant lots. Each will bring The Available City's community-focused exploration of architecture and the urban landscape into neighborhoods throughout Chicago, augmented and broadened by the participation of cultural partners across the city. . . . [including] Studio Gang, presenting the first exhibition in their new Wicker Park gallery space—a look at the Studio’s collaboration with apparel manufacturing workers co-op Blue Tin Production to transform a vacant former post office in Chicago Lawn into a new production headquarters and community hub."

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"The Biennial's partnerships with both world-renowned and distinctly local arts and cultural venues across Chicago add a diversity of ideas to an exposition intended to foster an international dialogue on architecture in the city known for groundbreaking, innovative design."

— Jack Guthman, Chicago Architecture Biennial Chairman of the Board