Jonathan Solomon is Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a partner in Preservation Futures, a Chicago-based firm seeking equity in the built environment through research, action, and design.
He has two decades of international experience in arts management and has led schools, taught, and developed programming 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 Biennial 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 he is 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 licensed architect in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Architects.