Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Reading Conventions; A City Reader

In residence at Adobe Books Parlor (storefront windows): August 14 - September 19, 2010

Reading Conventions is an emerging publication and distribution project curated and edited by Julie Cloutier based on the sidewalk and intended for the pedestrian only. From August 14 to September 19, 2010 the Adobe Books Parlor will serve as an annex and research site for the launch of Julie Cloutier's publishing endeavors where she and Reading Conventions contributors will collect data from the 16th Street sidewalk in front of the Adobe Bookshop and dispatch reader materials for the first edition of Reading Conventions; A City Reader.

The project focuses on the scale of the neighborhood with altered observations, short essays, city mappings, facade studies, conversations, stories, data, letters, diagrams, and collages by local artists and residents of San Francisco. The printed pamphlets are free to the public and will be delivered into public environments on one day in the month of October through various modes of insertions with hopes for new relationships formed between the pedestrian and the city.

Support this project on kickstarter.