When a bunch of people we like and admire get together to talk about something we do every day, well then that’s worth talking about, isn’t it? On Monday the 26th, 6pm, at The Center for Architecture (526 LaGuardia Place), AIA‘s New York chapter will be hosting “The Changing State of the Design Press: Now What?” It’s to be moderated by one of the best pals UnBeige has, Kristen Richards of Oculus and ArchNewsNow (given how gracious she’s always been with tips, you can thank her for a lot of the great posts we’ve had here on this site) and will feature four panelists, Julie Iovine from the Architects Newspaper, the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record Robert Ivy, writer/designer Michael Sorkin, and John Hill, the brilliant writer behind A Daily Dose of Architecture. If you were free that night, you’re not anymore. Here’s what they have planned:
There’s no question that the platforms for architectural dialogue are in flux. While some design publications are shrinking or even disappearing, other media outlets are using technology to broaden their reach. Design critics and journalists can use web sites, blogs, e-newsletters, and other forms of communication to talk about anything, from practice to technology. The mainstream press is even increasing its design-related reportage, supported by growing interest in such topics as sustainability, innovation, and urban planning. How do we navigate our current media landscape? To prepare for whatâ€™s now and what’s next, Oculus editor Kristen Richards will moderate a panel of editors from top publications who will discuss ongoing shifts in the design media and readership; how these changes are influencing the type and content of traditional print publications; the rise of new publications and new audiences; and the influence of blogs and on-line magazines.
Speaking of John Hill, and related to this upcoming event, here’s a great, sort of funny post he put together about people soliciting for blog mentions: “Craig’s List Ad of the Year.”