Why Everything from 1983 Looks Awful

From Stewart Hicks.

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Let’s look back to 1983, a pivotal year in design and architecture. We’ll discover the influence of the Memphis Group, the rebels of the design world, and how they reshaped the aesthetics of the ’80s. From the iconic Thompson Center to the rebellious designs of the Memphis Group, we’ll uncover the essence of the decade’s design ethos. Plus, get an exclusive look at a renovated house that perfectly encapsulates the ’80s spirit. Featuring insights from Jonathan Solomon, Meg Gustafson, and a deep dive into the world of 80s-deco.

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Video co-produced and edited by Evan Montgomery.
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Music provided by Epidemic Sound
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Starship Chicago Documentary: https://vimeo.com/241413433
Preservation Futures: https://preservationfutures.com/
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Stewart Hicks is an architectural design educator that leads studios and lecture courses as an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company. His work has earned awards such as the Architecture Record Design Vanguard Award or the Young Architect’s Forum Award and has been featured in exhibitions such as the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Design Miami, as well as at the V&A Museum and Tate Modern in London. His writings can be found in the co-authored book Misguided Tactics for Propriety Calibration, published with the Graham Foundation, as well as essays in MONU magazine, the AIA Journal Manifest, Log, bracket, and the guest-edited issue of MAS Context on the topic of character architecture.

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