Postopolis, the Los Angeles edition

Lucky me! My laptop just crashed. I seem to make an habit of killing my laptops while i’m in London. But lucky me still. I’ve been invited to be one of the bloggers who will curate and moderate the upcoming edition of Postopolis! The previous one took place in New York almost 2 years and featured Inhabitat, Subtopia, City of Sound, and BLDGBLOG. The next Postopolis will land in Los Angeles from Tuesday, March 31, to Saturday, April 4, 2009, lasting from 5pm to 11pm each day. The location has not been confirmed yet but i’ll be sure to update the post as soon as it’s clearer.

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Postopolis is a 5-day blogathon with discussions, interviews, panels, slideshows, films and parties designed to push the architecture, urbanism and landscape conversation from virtual to reality. It’s hosted by bloggers which means that the event will also be an opportunity to reflect on how blogs participate, and sometimes even redefine and lead the architectural discourse. Btw, i’m still not done with the list of people i’d like to invite to join the conversations. If you know of anyone in LA who’s engaged in architecture and urbanism and who has a somewhat critical, even activist mind, please let me know!

My compañeros for the LA edition will be:

— David Basulto from Plataforma Arquitectura and ArchDaily (Santiago, Chile)
— Jace Clayton from Mudd Up! (New York City, USA)
— Bryan Finoki from Subtopia (San Francisco, USA)
— Dan Hill from City of Sound (Sydney, Australia)
— Geoff Manaugh from BLDGBLOG (San Francisco, USA)

Postopolis! LA says thank you to the Storefront for Art and Architecture and ForYourArt. The event will be part of Los Angeles Art Weekend.