OPEN was selected as one of the participants in the very first architecture biennial in North America, the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which will launch in October 2015.
The list of participants was officially announced on April 14, 2015 by the Chicago Architecture Biennial organizers. Over 60 studios - representing more than 30 countries, across 5 continents - were selected by Biennial Co-Artistic Directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda. The participants were culled from a list of some 500 architects and were chosen on the basis of whether they are pushing the limits of, or redefining, the field, said the Artistic Director Sarah Herda (quoted from Chicago Tribune). Added Grima: “During our research, we have had conversations with hundreds of architects working in radically different cultural, social, and economic conditions. The Biennial is an occasion to explore the inspiring work that a new architectural generation is producing.