Drink on the design dime.
The Cleaners, a
niftily all-purpose uncomfortably furniture-free event room in the Ace Hotel, will be hosting architect/designer show-n-tell, aka Pecha Kucha, which is Japanese for the unbearable racket of everyone else’s conversation. Their version of show-n-tell is a tightly regulated slideshow in which a given “creative” gets 20 seconds for each of 20 slides, with the whole thing held at 20:20 military time (do the math.)
Anyway, Do you remember show-n-tell?
Yeah, we do too. This really is like that, except it’s adults asking each other for money or sex, with free drinks to lubricate the proceedings. If you have visual-type things you want to trade for money or sex, this is your game. If you have money or sex you want to trade for visual-type things (like buildings, or “concepting”, or video game sprites), this is your game.
But if you like visual-type things, money or sex but aren’t offering any of these in exchange for the other (note that one of these permutations is illegal), your interest will have to be somewhat more… abstract.
This is what we mean by abstract:
You know? It’s like a choose your own adventure book, but without the choices, the book, or the adventure. Anyway, we find the confluence of free beer/vodka, desperation, money, and the aesthetically inclined to be a powerful idea, both anthropologically and Anthropologie-ogically speaking.
See you there.