A new publication will be launched on October 7th at the excellent Storefront for Art & Architecture: CLOG. What is CLOG?
CLOG was founded with the aim of creating a deeper dialogue on topics that are important to the architecture field today.
Social media and online press have drastically increased to rate at which architectural imagery is distributed today. An unprecedented range of work is accessible to the public, but sadly the constantly updated avalanche of architectural imagery has reduced any single project's lifespan in architecture's collective consciousness to a week, a single post. This rapid flow of information has diluted the exposure of outstanding projects by giving them the same emphasis as mediocre projects. And in many cases, exposure is mistaken for architectural theory and criticism, eliminating dialogue.
The goal of CLOG is to provide aplace to reflect and discuss a singular topic. Three times a year, the editors of CLOG will curate a range of succinct thoughts on a focused subject which will be presented as an insightful, yet accessible pamphlet. For its first, CLOG has chosen to discuss Bjarke Ingels Group, a firm that can actually keep pace with online press. In the last 10 years, Ingels has published over 126 projects. His work has been published in virtually every architectural magazine, popular culture magazine, and architectural blog. But the firm's work has rarely been closely examined. CLOG:BIG looks at the success of BIG, the firm's move to America, their modes of representation, their design process, their first monograph, their collaborators, and their critical trajectory. With contributions by architects, writers, critics, philosophers, photographers, traceurs, and cartoonists, CLOG:BIG offers a holistic dialogue on Bjarke Ingels Group.
Of course, a publication cannot survive if there is any launch event, so CLOG is launching with the event at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York on October 7th, as mentioned above. This will be part of Storefront's Interrogation Series. Everyone and anyone (even internationally) can submit questions for Bjarke Ingels. CLOG will select 10 questions to ask Ingels during the event.
To pose your questions, click Here. And for more information: here. And CLOG is on Twitter. Please, follow them for more update.
About the editors:
Kyle May is the co-founder of CLOG and principal at Abrahams May Architects. He won the Sukkah City 2010 International Competition and PoTo:Type International Competition, and his work has been featured in Log, the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and Metropolis.
Julia van den Hout is the co-founder of CLOG and Press Manager at Steven Holl Architects. She is currently writing her thesis in the Design Criticism master's program at the School of Visual Arts.
Jacob Reidel is an architect working in New York City. He has been a studio critic at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a schoolteacher at P.S. 75 and P.S. 161 in the Bronx. He co-edited Perspecta 40 "Monster" and has contributed to 306090, Junk Jet, Constructs, and THE Bi Blog.
Human Wu is an architect currently working in Basel, Switzerland. He graduated from South China University of Technology and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has written for magazines including Time + Architecture (Shanghai) and MONU (Rotterdam), and his own blog Human's Scribbles.
The Office of PlayLab, Inc is the collaborative art and design studio of Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, located in Brooklyn, New York. They are interested in everything and their approach is multi-disciplinary, ranging from architecture to the visual world.