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Corridor: A new annual journal that investigates the architecture and built landscapes of small cities along the Northeast Corridor.

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ANNOUNCING OUR SECOND ISSUE...

The Providence Train Station
The Providence Train Station

With feedback from our backers and that of many others, Corridor will highlight the built environment of Providence Rhode Island for its second issue. Thanks for all of the suggestions, now let's see if we can reach our goal of $25,000 to fund Issue 2, Providence, Rhode Island!

We have reached our initial goal to design, print, and distribute the first issue of Corridor | Bridgeport Connecticut! But we know that more people want a copy of Corridor in their hands.  

That is why we are adding an incentive to our additional goal of $25,000. By reaching this goal we will secure funds for the second issue of Corridor and get closer to fulfilling our mission to provide FIVE YEARS worth of Corridor journals to our supporters. 
  

The next issue will focus on one of the following four cities; PROVIDENCE RI, NEWARK NJ, WILMINGTON DE, OR BALTIMORE MD. We have been hearing a lot of support for these cities from our backers and we want to put it to you to vote. 

We invite you to choose one of the four cities with your pledge and encourage you to pitch your city with a brief explanation as to why it should be next. The best descriptions will be considered by our team and a second city will be selected by the 22nd of October.

Donate to receive the first issue of Corridor (the cover design depicted is not final)
Donate to receive the first issue of Corridor (the cover design depicted is not final)

Commonly known as the most effective and frequented rail system in the United States, the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is often defined by the destination cities that anchor the rail. As the major cities; Washington, DC., New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston, balloon with investment and population increase, Corridor Journal aims to identify the secondary cities along the NEC and to discover and illuminate their potential.

As a first issue, 'Bridgeport | Connecticut,' Corridor will push to understand the city's physical and cultural environments through its regional context. With your help we will produce our inaugural issue, which will include substantive contributions from people who are passionate about the future of Bridgeport.

Girls Skating at Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT. Photo Courtesy of Marcella Kovac
Girls Skating at Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT. Photo Courtesy of Marcella Kovac

As of now we have collected all of the content for the first issue and are in the process of designing the book with Yeju Choi. Your funding will cover the first issue of Corridor and ensure that we can continue on to the next four cities down the line. Towards the end of this campaign we will print the first edition of Corridor and prepare to put them in your hands in December. Corridor Bridgeport | Connecticut will be the foundation on which this publication will be built, THANKS TO YOU!

WHO WE ARE

Tyler and James Silvestro are brothers cut from the same cloth. Growing up they shared their imagination and passion for the world which has led to numerous collaborations of various kinds. James is now an architect in Chicago and Tyler is a landscape architect in Brooklyn. Corridor has been a labor of love for the better part of the past three years. Tyler and James have spent countless hours and weekends developing this project, and are thrilled to be so close to printing the journal and sharing their work with you and the cities that they believe in.

HOW IT WORKS

CONTENT: The Editors cast a Call for Submissions, and carefully curate selections of drawings, essays, photographs, short stories, and more, all centered on the topic of the host city. Basically, we provide a physical and cultural snapshot of some of our favorite places.

DESIGN: With the content in hand, we work closely with Yeju Choi, an incredible graphic designer and critic at Yale School of Art to produce an incredible reading experience. 

BUY: We encourage you to help fund the subscription of 5 issues in order for us to continue producing the journal. We have provided a number of ways for you to contribute so see below for the options. No matter what, your support puts a copy of Corridor in your hands!

PRINT / SHIP / DISTRIBUTE: With funding we will print the first issue of Corridor and ship to every eligible funder before the holidays. Think about other people in your life who would appreciate a glimpse into these cities, and give them the gift of an annual subscription. Corridor will be made available to businesses, schools, libraries and other key locations in the proximity to the stops on the regional train line in order to spread the word.

LAUNCH: On November 10th, Tyler and James will join a panel discussion at the Harral Security Wheeler Building (1115 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604) on the topic of industry and kick off the journal. Join us that weekend for the Bridgeport Art Trail, a weekend showcasing Bridgeport's creativity and unsung architecture!

Book Dimensions (the cover and layout depicted are not final)
Book Dimensions (the cover and layout depicted are not final)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • SIZE: 7.5" H X 5.25" (SEE ABOVE)
  • PAGE COUNT: 144 
  • BIND: PERFECT BIND
  • COVER: 110 LB 
  • PAGES: 80 LB FULL BLEED
  • CONTRIBUTIONS: SEE BELOW
List of Contributors for Volume 1, Bridgeport | Connecticut
List of Contributors for Volume 1, Bridgeport | Connecticut

 ON THE GROUND

Corridor will also promote regional collaboration through annual events to be held in the subject city. A day of site visits and formal discussions will be organized in Bridgeport after the publication is released in order to invite representatives, contributors, and various stakeholders from other cities tied to the Northeast Corridor, to share their ideas and experiences in order to discover the broader implications of the project. 

Corner of Main Street and Elm Street. Photo Courtesy of Allison Morrissey
Corner of Main Street and Elm Street. Photo Courtesy of Allison Morrissey

  REWARDS

$1,000: THE RINGMASTER CIRCLE (Subscription + Tour + Dinner)

Be one of 10 funders to join the Ringmaster's Circle and enjoy a day in Bridgeport with Tyler and James for an inside docent-led tour to one of the many incredible buildings & landscapes. The tour will culminate with a dinner at the Bridgeport restaurant of your choice, and will include a subscription to Corridor (5 issues). You will also have the option to be credited in the first issue of Corridor at the discretion of The Editors.

 $500: THE SEASIDE SUITE (Subscription + Framed Drawing)

Join the Seaside Suite and receive an original framed hand drawing of your favorite Bridgeport building or landscape courtesy of The Editors. Your $500 donation also gets you a subscription to Corridor (5 issues).

$250: THE ARCADER (Subscription + Two Posters)

As an Arcader you will receive two original posters from Corridor. One poster was created by The Editors and the other was a winning submission from the Graphic Design Students at the University of Bridgeport. The Artist (Tai Degouvea) will have her work featured at the launch and in the journal. The Arcader will also receive a subscription to Corridor (5 issues). 

 $100: SLIVER BY THE RIVER (Subscription)

As a Sliver by the River member you will receive a subscription to Corridor (5 issues) and feel great about getting Corridor closer to its goal of creating the entire series!

$50: PLEASURE BEACH GOERS (One Book + 10 Postcards)

Pleasure Beach Goers will do so with One copy of Corridor Bridgeport | Connecticut and a Poster10 Postcards with original artwork from the first issue of Corridor (10 different pieces of art selected by The Editors) designed by The Editors.

Cover Image Photo Courtesy of Josh Simpson (the cover design is not final)
Cover Image Photo Courtesy of Josh Simpson (the cover design is not final)

 $25: THE COMMUTER (One Book!)

As a Commuter you will receive one copy of Corridor Bridgeport | Connecticut and a secret holiday surprise. Reading Corridor on your commute, especially by train, is a great way to enjoy the ride.

 $10: DIGITAL BRIDGEPORT (Digital Book)

Donate $10 and receive a limited digital copy of the first issue of Corridor Bridgeport | Connecticut. 

THE BIG PICTURE

The larger objective of Corridor is to link these shared transit hubs and their urban surroundings into a larger discourse about architecture and networks. Bridgeport, Connecticut is the focus of the first issue of a five-part series that will focus on cities linked by the NEC. As a series, Corridor will collect voices of architects, planners, policy-makers, researchers, commuters, residents, business owners, and many more who either have an effect on or are effected by this remarkable regional rail system. The investigation of these cities will allow communities to have a greater understanding of the system as a whole and encourage citizens, designers, and policy makers alike to affect positive change throughout the region.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CORRIDOR

Bridgeport's Famous Red & White Striped Smokestack
Bridgeport's Famous Red & White Striped Smokestack
 

Risks and challenges

Corridor has been a labor of love for the better part of the past three years. Tyler and James have spent countless hours and weekends developing this project, and are thrilled to be so close to printing the journal and sharing our work with the cities that we believe in.

We are currently working with our incredible graphic designer, Yeju Choi, to finalize the layout of the first issue, and will print the books in time for Bridgeport's annual Art Trail, November 9-12.

If we hit our funding threshold we will be able to fulfill our goal of shipping to our supporters and distributing up to half of our printed journals to businesses, schools, libraries and other key public locations along the Northeast Corridor.

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    THE ARCADER

    As an Arcader you will receive two original posters from Corridor. One poster was created by The Editors and the other was a winning submission from the Graphic Design Students at the University of Bridgeport. The Artist (Tai Degouvea) will have her work featured at the launch and in the journal. The Arcader will also receive a subscription to Corridor (5 issues).

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    THE SEASIDE SUITE

    Join the Seaside Suite and receive an original framed hand drawing of your favorite Bridgeport building or landscape courtesy of The Editors. Your $500 donation also gets you a subscription to Corridor (5 issues).

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    RINGMASTER CIRCLE

    Be one of 10 funders to join the Ringmaster's Circle and enjoy a day in Bridgeport with Tyler and James for an inside docent-led tour to one of the many incredible buildings & landscapes. The tour will culminate with a dinner at the Park City restaurant of your choice, and will include a subscription to Corridor (5 issues). *Dinner is limited to $100 per person and limit of 2 people. The Ringmaster Circle also provides you the opportunity to be recognized in the book at the discretion of the Editors. We'll be in touch.

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