Imagine a marathon of idea sharing. Now imagine this marathon was held on the roof of a skyscraper in Los Angeles. This is basically the idea behind¬†Postopolis.¬†“It is a public five-day session of near-continuous conversation curated by some of the world’s most prominent bloggers from the fields of architecture, art, urbanism, landscape, music and design.” What if we were able to host an event of this size on a Windsor roof? I think the unconventional location of an event like this probably breaks people out of familiarity and keeps their minds thinking creatively. For this reason, I think more creative events should be held in odd locations.

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2 Replies to “Postopolis!”

  1. I think that’s a great idea Josh … an idea camp, innovation lab, etc. The real difficulty comes from figuring out how to act on those ideas, right? I wonder how to sort that part out. Is it about waiting until the right mix of people are in the same room and then hoping something so inspiring comes together that everyone can clear off the other things on their plate, or is it about just amassing a lot of ideas and then allowing them to be sent out into the world to be taken up (or not) by whoever finds them of interest?

    On another note, I think we should be making many, many alternative maps for the city, one of which could easily be an unconventional spaces for social gatherings map. Let’s get on it!

  2. Yeah I think just getting ideas out there is beneficial, but it would be frustrating if people took it as entertainment. You’re right, we should do some more mapping!

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