Well, I haven’t had much reason to make too many announcements in the past, but I am very excited to make one today. At the end of May I will be participating in an extremely cool event sponsored by the Storefront for Art and Architecture Gallery in New York City, an awesome venue that has been pushing the boundaries of architectural discourse in the art world for years now. So, for five days, Subtopia, along with three other blogs that I’m sure you are familiar with (and if you aren’t now is the time), BLDGBLOG, City of Sound, and Inhabitat will all come together to occupy and convert this sweet space in Manhattan into our very own public outpost for a week-long blog-a-thon titled Postopolis!
During that time the four of us, Geoff Manaugh (who authors the super fantastic and wildly futurist BLDGBLOG from Los Angeles), Dan Hill (a Londoner who for years now has written City of Sound which was one of the first and coolest urban culture blogs I’ve ever come across), and Jill Fehrenbacher (whom you probably know for having started the immensely popular green-conscious design blog Inhabitat), will go into a complete blogging frenzy while hosting a series of interviews, public discussions, panels, slideshows and other engaging talks with speakers from a wide array of disciplines related to architecture. The goal is to bring the phenomenon of blogging into a live and public domain where we can directly engage with people while also highlighting the impact that bloggers have made in exploring the bounds of architectural conversation.
Check out the official announcement here.
Honestly, I can barely wait for this. Postopolis! will take place from Tuesday, May 29, to Saturday, June 2, with a constant stream of activity. Perhaps even the best part will occur on the last day itself, Saturday, when we invite local architecture bloggers to join us at the gallery to take turns sharing your own blogs with the general public. I know there are many of you out there who are writing about architecture from some really unique angles, and we hope this will be a great opportunity to get everyone together and mingle over a few beers in what must be the first ever mass architectural blog-in.
So, on that note, if you are in or anywhere near New York City, make your plans now to come on down and join us at the Storefront and hang out for a bit. We would love to meet you and hear what you are up to. This should be a furious week of crazy interesting dialogue and good old fashioned fun. If you have any questions, or reason to contact me, don’t hesitate, otherwise be good and spread the word!
I will make further announcements as time draws nearer, but in case you are a new reader of Subtopia, or any of the other blogs that will be featured for that matter, go have a look right now: BLDGBLOG, City of Sound, Inhabitat, and Subtopia - Postopolis!