Jonathan Solomon

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Jonathan Solomon is an architect and partner in the Chicago-based firm Preservation Futures. His diverse experience includes award-winning adaptive reuse design; consultation on neighborhood planning studies for the Government of Hong Kong; and preservation advocacy in Chicago. Solomon has two decades of international experience in arts leadership and has directed schools, taught, and developed programming with institutions worldwide. Solomon has a lifelong interest in overlooked spaces and conversations. He was a founding editor of 306090 Books for 14 years, and a curator of the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010. His 2004 book 13 Projects for the Sheridan Expressway explored alternative futures for a disused roadway in New York; and in 2012 he co-authored Cities Without Ground, a guidebook to the unique pedestrian walkways of Hong Kong. Today Solomon is Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an editor of the journal Forty-Five, and a director of Space p11, an independent art gallery located in a vacant storefront in the Chicago Pedway. He is a member of the board of the Emmett Till House Museum and a member of the Institute for Community Controlled Development at Blacks in Green. Solomon is a registered architect in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Architects.