The Chicago-based publication Newcity has released its annual list of Design 50 and Iker Gil is honored to be included for the fourth time. This year, Newcity celebrates collaboration and “those who continuously strive to create a stronger and healthier design ecosystem.”
This is what they had to say about Iker:
“Few entrants on this list show up on both the Newcity Design 50 “thinkers” (odd years) and “makers” (even years) rosters. Iker Gil is the exception. A juggernaut in the Chicago architecture and design community, Iker doggedly pursues big ideas in architecture through his writing, curatorial and academic engagements. One of a team of curators selected to assemble the U. S. Pavilion at the coming Venice Biennale, we look forward to seeing what Iker brings to this politically charged moment for big exhibitions.”
Besides Iker, MAS Context art directors Thirst, MAS Context advisory board members Rick Valicenti, Jason Pickleman, and Alisa Wolfson, and many MAS Context contributors are included in this year’s list. Congratulations to all of them for their inspiring work they do to support and elevate design in Chicago.
Thanks so much to Vasia Rigou and the team at Newcity for the inclusion in this year’s group.