Late last month, the commissioners and curators of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale's U.S. Pavilion were announced, and today more details were released about what's planned. The seven exhibitors at the pavilion will be: Chicago artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez, Assoc. AIA; Chicago- and New York–based architecture firm Studio Gang; Cambridge, Mass.–based practice Design Earth; New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro; New York landscape architecture firm SCAPE; San Ysidro, Calif.–based architecture firm Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman; and New Haven, Conn.–based architect Keller Easterling.
The pavilion curators also announced that Iker Gil, the director of Chicago-based MAS Studio, has been added to the team as an associate curator, joining already announced curators Niall Atkinson, an associate professor of architectural history at the University of Chicago; Ann Lui, AIA, a SAIC assistant professor and co-founder of Chicago-based Future Firm; and Mimi Zeiger, a Los Angeles–based editor, critic, educator, and curator (and ARCHITECT contributor). Zeiger explained to ARCHITECT in August that they are planning an "interdisciplinary approach" and "a research-based but not didactic exhibition."