I'm excited to announce my participation as a co-curating invited blogger for the upcoming Postópolis DF, June 8-12, at the El Eco Experimental Museum in the Colonia San Rafael. The event is free, open to the public, and promises to be a fun and enriching time.
What is Postopolis?
The multidisciplinary "encuentro" (as I've been describing it to friends here) originated with the Storefront group in New York, as a way for designers, architects, urbanists, artists, and bloggers to meet and discuss trends, movements, and issues in the lived environment and culture of a specific city. Postopolis New York was followed by Postopolis L.A., and now the event arrives in Mexico D.F. It is co-sponsored with Tomo, the cultural supplement in the daily Excelsior, and Domus magazine.
So how does it work?
Storefront asks local and international bloggers to join the event as co-curators. Each blogger in turn invites up to five local figures -- artists, designers, architects, etc. -- for 15-minute interviews. Then there is food, screenings, and events at night. For Postopolis DF, the invited bloggers are myself, representing Intersections, Wayne Marshall of Wayne & Wax, Cassim Shepard of Urban Omnibus, Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography, Ethel Barona Pohl of DPR Barcelona, Regine Debatty of We Make Money Not Art, Gabriella Gomez-Mont of Toxico Cultura, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa of Tomo, Sam Jacob of Strange Harvest, and Jace Clayton a.k.a. DJ Rupture.
Take a look at some of the announcements each blogger has made, referring to the guests they've invited to be interviewed. I'll be announcing mine in a future post.
The whole affair is being organized collectively -- entirely on email, in fact, which has led to some animated discussions and an occasional overlapping of contacts. The way I see it, the organic quality of this process is a sign that Postópolis DF is going to be one-of-a-kind, interesting for anyone who stops by.
So stop by!
* Here's the Facebook page ... More later.