Postopolis! LA is a five-day event of near-continuous conversation about architecture, urbanism, landscape and design. Six world-renowned bloggers from New York, Paris, San Francisco, Santiago and Sydney will convene to host a series of live discussions, interviews, slideshows, presentations and panels that speak to issues of architecture, landscape, urbanism and the built environment–fusing the informal and interdisciplinary approach of the architectural blogosphere with the energy and immediacy of face-to-face interactions.
Over the course of five days, the six host bloggers–David Basulto, Jace Clayton¬, Regine Debatty, Bryan Finoki, Dan Hill, Geoff Manaugh–will invite 40+ participants from a multitude of fields including urban planning, geology, defense, publishing, game design, oceanography and politics to give brief presentations, followed by public interviews. Postopolis! LA begins Tuesday, March 31 at 5pm. For the most up to date information on the daily schedule of interviews, visit www.foryourart.com or www.storefrontnews.org.
Featured participants (list in formation) have just been announced and include Islands of L.A. founder Ari Kletzky, architect and principal of XTEN Architects Austin Kelly, artists Ava Bromberg, strategic and conceptual advisor to Stamen Design Ben Cerveny, architects and founding partners of Ball-Nogues Studio Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, SCI-Arc architect Benjamin Bratton, designer of Helsinki Design Lab 2010 Bryan Boyer, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, founders of Fallen Fruit David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young, historian and theorist David Gissen, architect and principal of Oyler Wu Collaborative Dwayne Oyler, founder of Stamen Design Eric Rodenbeck, artist Fritz Haeg, writer and critic Gary Dauphin, architect and principal of Inaba Projects Jeffrey Inaba, artist and writer Ken Ehrlich, architect and principal of Studio Works Mary-Ann Ray, Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation Matthew Coolidge, professor of geography at USC Michael Dear, poet and writer Mike the Poet, architect Orhan Ayyüce, founder of Archinect Paul Petrunia, architects and principals of Johnston & Mark Lee Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, founder of Ecoshack Stephanie Smith, artist Steven Roden, architect and author of Polar Inertia Ted Kane, principal of Sander Architects Whitney Sander, co-founder of wHY Architecture Yo-ichiro Hakomori.