When [Jonathan] Solomon asked Hadid about the Chicago Architecture Biennial, which features more than 100 works of contemporary design, including socially conscious works like Jeanne Gang's proposal to remake a Chicago police station in order to build trust between police and residents, the visitor damned the exhibition with faint praise.
"I think it's a cute show," she said ... The exhibition, she added, "doesn't give me an idea of what to expect in the next 10 years." — chicagotribune.com
Hadid's comments on the Biennial resonated with what her office director and partner, Patrik Schumacher, had expressed earlier via a Facebook post, criticizing the lack of digital design work in favor of exhibitions that he said show "guilt and bad conscience" in the profession. After Hadid's event with Jonathan Solomon (director of the School of the Art Institute's department of architecture, interior architecture and designed objects), Schumacher also announced that he and the Biennial's co-artistic director, Joseph Grima, would debate the issue in 2016 at the Architectural Association in London.
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