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We are illustrating Hypothetical Futures for overlooked, neglected buildings in New Orleans -- and need your help to print the results for the public.
We are illustrating Hypothetical Futures for overlooked, neglected buildings in New Orleans -- and need your help to print the results for the public.
80 backers pledged $4,197 to help bring this project to life.

Preview party December 10 in New Orleans! (Plus "architectural snacks"!)

Hypothetical Development Organization Preview Party

December 10, 2010 / 6 - 10 pm.

Beckham's Book Shop * 228 Decatur Street

New Orleans

Food * Music * Art

See selected works from this newly launched public art project, featuring signage advertising implausible uses for unpopular places. Get an up-close look at our contributing artists' convincing renderings of The Museum of the Self, The New Orleans Loitering Centre, a Velvet Rope Artisan Shop, and who knows what other absurdities?


Enjoy a selection of fine "architectural snacks" from New Orleans' own Holly Tamale

Our December Debut

What better place to have a Hypothetical preview party than in an old, labyrinthine, French Quarter bookstore housed in a turn-of-the-century warehouse? Please save the date: Friday, December 10, 2010. From 6pm to 10pm we'll be in a secret loft above the main floors of Beckham's Bookshop (228 Decatur St, New Orleans), celebrating and previewing the first round of Hypothetical Developments. We have always loved Beckham's Bookshop, and now love them even more for donating such an unusual and exciting space for our preview party. More details about the party as we get closer to December.

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Thank you!

Just a quick note to thank everyone who backed the project -- we really appreciate it! It feels great to be officially Funded.

Updates soon on our December debut, April gallery show, and everything in between (including, of course, backer premiums for you supporters!). We are pulling overtime shifts here HDO Wordl Headquarters to get everything done.

Also have to mention this enjoyable writeup of the project:

All our other press (so far) collected here:

More soon, and THANKS again!

Artists/renderers: A real chance to join the Hypothetical Development Organzation

We're in the home stretch of our Kickstarter fundraising; we've exceeded our goal and we might have enough extra to fund one, maybe two, more Hypothetical Developments than planned.

That means we are on the hunt for a couple more artists/architects to join our project and create renderings.

Could that be you? Someone you know? If so, get in touch ASAP:

It's a fun, collaborative process, and a great creative challenge. Plus your creation will get a lot of attention, and will be part of our gallery show in New Orleans in April, so there's even a financial incentive!

Students and recent grads welcome, though we're working with plenty of seasoned pros too.

We'd like to fill the last slots quickly so don't delay!

A week of fundraising to go, but we're moving ahead in the meantime

Thanks again to everybody who helped us hit our funding goal over the weekend -- and thanks too to everyone who has chipped in since then (we'll assess at the end if we can do even more "Developments" than planned or how to otherwise pour the extra contributions back into the project; we'll report back on that).

Meanwhile, we haven't been idle: With the goal hit we're making the last rendering assignments and plotting the details of our debut. Speaking of which, that momentous occasion is intended to coincide with an event of interest to any and all architecture enthusiasts in New Orleans:

"DesCours is a free, public, week-long architecture and art event now in its fourth year, held the second week of December in New Orleans. Scheduled December 3 - 12, 2010, this event invites internationally renowned architects and artists to create 14 architecture installations within 'hidden' locations in the heart of New Orleans, including private courtyards, rooftops, abandoned buildings and walkways, all locations normally unseen, inaccessible or unused by the public."

Looks like we might be able to get our project onto the official DesCours guide, which is pretty exciting. We'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, our most recent notice, some kind words from Poketo. The roundup of press/blog mentions is in the news/events portion of our site.

Thanks again!