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CAMESgibson / Design With Company
Grant Gibson, Stewart Hicks, Alison Newmeyer
Mar 18, 2015 (6pm)

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Please join us for presentations by Chicago-based designers Grant Gibson of CAMESgibson and Allison Newmeyer and Stewart Hicks, co-founders of the architecture collaborative Design With Company (Dw/Co), whose works are featured in Treatise: Why Write Alone?—the Graham Foundation’s current exhibition and publication project that brings together fourteen young conceptual design offices to explore the architectural treatise as a platform for debate. Recalling his collaboration with T. E. Cames, the influential, yet fictional partner of CAMESgibson, Gibson will discuss the emergence of the memoir as a viable design construct for the contemporary performance-oriented culture, while Newmeyer and Hicks will discuss architecture and learning from the everyday, collage fiction, corn and character.


Grant Gibson is a Chicago-based educator, registered architect, and founding principal of CAMESgibson, Inc.,an architecture and design practice committed to creating environments and objects that are cross-pollinated with common social, political, and economic interests, as well as individual experiences and desires. Gibson received his MArch from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holds degrees from Purdue University in architectural engineering and construction engineering technology. He is currently clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Design With Company (Dw/Co) is the Chicago-based architectural collaborative of Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer. Dw/Co seeks to transform the world through textual and visual narratives, speculative urban scenarios, installations, and small-scale interactive constructions. Stewart Hicks received his MArch from Princeton University and is currently assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a fellow of the MacDowell Artist Colony and a recipient ofArchitectural Record's Design Vanguard Award and the Young Architect's Forum Prize. Alison Newmeyer is visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and also teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is a fellow of the MacDowell Artist Colony and is the recipient of architectural awards from the Van Alen Institute and Architizer.


Images (left to right): CAMESgibson, Victory Column of T. E. Cames (detail), 2015. Fabric and foamcore. 204 x 14 x 14 inches. Design with Company, Midwest Culture Sampler (Department of Quantity, Scale, Image),  2015. Three archival inkjet prints. 26 x 11 1/4 inches each.