Hypo D STILL In the Wild (Incredibly!)
We have recently read, with considerable amazement, a report from Curbed NOLA about what is most likely the last Hypothetical Development Organization sign that still exists "in the wild."
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H.D.O. --> Venice Architecture Biennale!
We are pleased to report that H.D.O. will be included in the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good... Read more
"Implausible Futures For Unpopular Places"
As a final note on our New Orleans edition of Hypothetical Developments, check out this essay published in Design Observer today, adapted from the book we created (for... Read more
Check out HDO Contributor Kirsten Hively's "Project Neon"
One of our contributing artists -- Kirsten Hively, who rendered the Velvet Rope Artisan and Treme Authenticity Monument -- has launched her own project: Project Neon. She's got... Read more
Site visits: A few snapshots
Last weekend, before and after the gallery version of Hypothetical Development Organization's show opened at Du Mois, members of the HDO were able to visit all the real-world sites where... Read more
The opening reception video, embedded properly this time
Please enjoy. It's cool. We're reallyexcited about how the gallery version of the show looks, and later we'll report what we learned about the "street" version of the show... Read more
Opening Night at Du Mois in N.O....
A video walk-through of the opening is here below, check it out!
The Opening Reception: April 9 in New Orleans
Works by John Becker, Candy Chang, Mark Clayton, Carey Clouse, Michael Doyle, Mauricio Espinosa, Christina Hilliard, Kirsten Hively, Nicole Lavelle, Sergio Humberto Padillo, Dave Pinter, Lauren Stewart, Meg Turner, and... Read more
The T-shirts are in!
If you're one of our backers whose contribution entitles you to a T-shirt, make sure you've given us your size request and address. We're sending these out soon! They look... Read more
The first four "Developments" are out!
It was a big weekend for The Hypothetical Development Organization: Friday night's preview party (perhaps we'll post a report on that later) was followed on Saturday by the debut of... Read more
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
Food * Music * Art
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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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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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... Read more
We're funded! ... And yet, we're adding a new premium level!
We are pleased, surprised, and delighted to report that last night ... we hit our funding goal!
At the same time, we realized something: We FORGOT to include in our... Read more
Help us devise the Hypothetical future of this Mystery Building
While most Hypothetical Developments are already underway, one building vexes us. We're asking our backers for advice and input. See the building and offer your thoughts by becoming a backer... Read more
Bruce Sterling takes note!
This is exciting, because Sterling's very adventurous thinking on the idea of "architecture fiction" (his term) was very useful and influential once we started doing research after hatching the original... Read more
Time to announce our gallery partner: Du Mois Gallery!
Hypothetical Development will end with an opening. We've hinted about this before, but the time has come to reveal some details.
In April 2011 the wonderful folks at Du Mois... Read more
Keep it coming! Coudal.com, HiLobrow & Design Observer
Thanks to all the backers so far -- keep spreading the word to others who might want to help us out. We need to keep the pledges coming!
Meanwhile the... Read more
Hypothetical Developments: In Core77 & PSFK!
The popular design site Core77 has a nice notice of our project here.
And the also-popular trends/ideas/inspiration blog PSFK has a writeup about this "fantastic new project" here.
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Another feature of our project: A Gowalla "trip"
We tried to keep things as simple as we could in the project description, but we'll tell you about other features of the Hypothetical Development Organization from time time, and... Read more
In viewing our video you will surely find the background music pleasing. That is "Selective Periphera" by Ben Benjamin, used by kind permission of Ghostly International. (Thank you!)
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