Our Charles Jencks Moment
How do you mark the last 30 years of architecture and design? That was
the question we asked ourselves when trying to put together this anniversary issue. We turned for inspiration to Charles Jencks’s famous “Evolutionary Tree of Twentieth-Century Architecture” diagram from 2000, which seems to have withstood the test of time. Many of the movements that were around when the magazine was founded in 1981 have either come and gone or mutated into something different. Our highly subjective chart maps out the sticky terrain of architecture and design through nine key movements. In the spirit of collaboration, we encourage you to mark it up and debate it. Feel free, in other words, to move some things around.