Spot-On News – Issue No. 2
The exuberant and focused pair discussed why the South Side, often overlooked as a location for significant architecture, deserves to be recognized as a treasure trove of work that merits our attention. As the two discussed images from Bey’s book, they noted the racial bias that infects critics who have failed to appreciate more than half of the city.Of interest was Bey’s and Williams’ theory as to the popularity of modern architecture on the South side. Both speakers believed that modern architecture was an attempt at a “clean start” to express individuality and beauty in architecture. Williams noted that “if you can just be still and take in this beauty” one would come to better understand and appreciate these structures. Their love of their topic and their love for the city was infectious, and the audience sincerely appreciated their talk. For more information, visit Bey’s site here. Ms. Williams can be found here.