CLOG released its first issue, a critical examination of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), with 40 contributors, including responses by Bjarke Ingels.
Online press, blogs, tweets, social media, and other digital forums have drastically increased the speed at which architectural imagery is distributed and consumed today. While an unprecedented amount of work is available to the public, the lifespan of any single design or topic has been reduced in the profession’s collective consciousness to a week, an afternoon, a single post – an endlessly changing architecture du jour. In the deluge, excellent projects receive the same fleeting attention as mediocre ones. Meanwhile, mere exposure has taken the place of thoughtful engagement, not to mention a substantial discussion.
CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.
For its inaugural issue, CLOG focuses on Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a firm whose rise and rapid output has kept pace with-and is inseparable from – online media while remaining largely unexamined from a critical perspective. Bringing together contributors from backgrounds including art, architecture, criticism, journalism, parkour, engineering, comics, photography, philosophy, and more, CLOG:BIG presents the first holistic, critical examination of Bjarke Ingels and his firm.
CLOG:BIG is available for purchase on www.clog-online.com.
To continue the dialogue initiated in this issue, on October 7, 2011 Storefront for Art and Architecture will host CLOG and Bjarke Ingels as part of their Interrogation Series.
KYLE MAY (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF)
JULIA VAN DEN HOUT
THE OFFICE OF PLAYLAB, INC. (DESIGN)
Michael Abrahamson, Iwan Baan, E. Sean Bailey, Grey Barton and Michael Keller, Aleksandr Bierig, Janine Biunno, Gabrielle Brainard, Greg Broerman, Sean Burkholder, John Cantwell, Dan Clark, Justin Davidson, Obinna Elechi, Fake Design, Graffitilab, Rúnar Halldórsson, Jonathan Hanahan, Han His Ho, Julia van den Hout, Karrie Jacobs, KiBiSi, Klaus, Jonathan Kurtz, Alexandra Lange, Kyle May, Stephen Melville, Michel Onfray (translated by Charlotte van den Hout), Carol Patterson, Ethan Pomerance, Jacob Reidel, Team JiYo, Erandi de Silva, Bernd Upmeyer, Oliver Wainwright, Human Wu, Sung Goo Yang, Ying Zhou.
ENGLISH, 2011, 116 PAGES
43 BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
SOFTCOVER, 5.5 X 8.5 IN