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Postopolis! DF

From 8-12 June 2010, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in partnership with Museo Experimental El Eco, Tomo and Domus Magazine, will host the third edition of Postopolis!, a public five-day session of near-continuous conversation curated by some of the world’s most prominent bloggers from the fields of architecture, art, urbanism, landscape, music and design.

10 world-renowned bloggers from Los Angeles, New York, Turin, Barcelona, London and elsewhere will convene in one location in Mexico City to host a series of discussions, interviews, slideshows, presentations, films and panels fusing the informal and interdisciplinary approach of the architecture blogosphere with rare face-to-face interaction.

The first Postopolis! took place in the gallery space at Storefront for Art and Architecture during the summer of 2007, and a second edition was held in Los Angeles in 2009. We had the chance to participate in Los Angeles last year, and you can read about the amazing experience we had here.

Participating blogs and more info after the break.

AD Interviews: Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee

Another interview conducted live at the rooftop of The Standard during Postopolis! LA.

AD Interviews: Whitney Sander

During Postopolis! LA we invited a group of architects from Los Angeles to be interviewed by us, in front of a live audience. This turned out to be very interesting, as the attendants got the chance to do their own questions.

AD Interviews: Joseph Grima

For those of you that already following @archdaily on Twitter, this is no news: During April, at Postopolis! LA, we interviewed Joseph Grima, current director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture.

AD Interviews: whY Architecture

This is the first interview recorded live at Postopolis! LA at the rooftop of The Standard. This time we present Yo-ichiro Hakomori from whY Architecture.

Postopolis! LA on the blogosphere

The last day of Postopolis! LA started a few minutes ago, and it´s already getting crowded as you can see on the photos.

LA Art Weekend

For those of you in LA (or nearby), ForYourArt has organized the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Art Weekend, a four-day event highlighting the city’s vast array of art, architecture, design and performance… which actually started yesterday but there are still lots of events to attend today, saturday and sunday:

Postopolis! LA Update

Well, this has been one of the most intense weeks I´ve had in quite so time. Postopolis! LA has turned to be an amazing event: An incredible venue at the rooftop of The Standard Hotel in downtown, a very interesting group of speakers, very proactive attendants, networking and drinks. And of course, the presence of our friends from BLDGBLOG (Geoff), City of Sound (Dan), Subtopia (Bryan), Mudd Up! (Jayce, a.k.a. dj/Rupture), We Make Money Not Art (Regina), The Storefront Gallery (Joseph, Cesar) and ForYouArt (Bettina, Devin).

During these days we had the chance to conduct live interviews with wHY Architectura (Yo Hakomori), Oyler Wu Collective (Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu), Sander Architects (Whitney Sander) and JohnstonMarkLee (Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee). These have turned to be very interesting, as you saw on the live streaming. Also, the audience has been participating making questions to the architects. And i have good news for this, as we got a new microphone and the audio recording is great! So expect the edited interviews to be posted soon.

Today we are going to interview Austin Kelly from XTEN Architecture, so if you´ve got any questions write a comment and i´ll try to get him to answer them. You can see the interview via Ustream at 5PM Pacific time.

As for the rest of the speakers, I´ve been impressed for the variety of architecture related topics discussed… urbanism, communes, sustainability… i really liked the presentations by Jeffrey Inaba (Inaba Projects), Patrick Keller (Fabric) and Stephanie Smith (Ecoshack, check her awesome project Wanna Start a Commune?). And there´s more to come, so be sure to check the full schedule. The quality of the Ustream feed is very good, so be sure to check it out.

Be sure to follow @Postopolis on Twitter (and also @archdaily) for live updates. There´s also a Flickr group, with very good photos.

We thank the StoreFront Gallery, ForYourArt and The Standard Hotel LA for making this event possible, one of the best by far.

And please remember that we have a closing party on Saturday!

p.s.: The hotel charges for going to the rooftop after 7PM on Friday, so be sure to arrive a bit earlier.

Check some photos of the event by David Assael after the break:

Postopolis! LA Live, Day 1

Postopolis! LA is about to start, and we are going to do some live blogging during the event. Shoot your questions using the above panel.

Postopolis! Los Angeles / Live Streaming


Postopolis! has already started in Los Angeles, with 5 days of intense architectural discussion, debate, live interviews, networking and fun. Here, you can see live streaming every day from 5-11 Pacific time. Now, there’s no excuse for not being there!

Postopolis! LA next week

Postopolis! LA is only a few days away and the final schedule is ready. This event will be held at the rooftop of The Standard Hotel in downtown LA.

The event will be free and open to the public, between March 31st and April 4th from 5PM to 11PM, so please come join us for 5 days of intense architectural discussion, debate, live interviews, networking and fun. I would love to meet our readers from LA, so please please please drop by. There´s even a special rate for people who wants to stay at the hotel for the event (see end of the post).

We have an amazing list of speakers invited by the hosting blogs:  ArchDaily/Plataforma Arquitectura, BLDGBLOG City of SoundSubtopia Mudd Up!We Make Money Not Art . Saturday will be devoted to discuss about media (web 2.0, photography, copyright, blogs, etc), followed by a closing party.

We are going to conduct live interviews with architects previously featured on ArchDaily, including questions from the audience: Yo-Ichiro Hakomori (wHY Architecture), Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu (Oyler Wu Collaborative), Whitney Sander (Sander Architects), Sarah Johnston & Mark Lee (Johnston MarkLee) and Austin Kelly (XTEN Architecture).

For those of you who can´t attend, I will still let you participate: If you´ve got specific questions for one of these architects, please leave them on the comments and i will try to include them as audience questions. Also, what would you prefer? Live blogging or a daily report? Please give me feedback.

p.s.: I will be at San Francisco between April 6th-11th, interviewing local practices. Any tips are welcome, and if any architects from the area wants to meet just let me know.

Now, onto the full schedule: