Bartlett Summer Show 2006
It's that time of year again. How the months fly by when you're working your arse off, eh?!
The Bartlett summer show starts this Friday night, 23rd June. All the details are here
. Friday night is the big open social night with much drinking and chatting and generally being happy that it's all over for another year. This
is what it looked like last year.
At the moment we're all frantically trying to get everything ready for tomorrow morning when we'll be allowed into the Slade Gallery to start installing our work. I'll try to post photos of the build here
as it happens. There're already some pics there.
My main responsibility is updating/building this year's entry on our website, U22.org
. I hope to have it done before the show opens, or at the very least by next Wednesday (the night of the private view for loads of architects who might like to employ Bartlett graduates!).
One thing I'm currently worried about is bandwidth and making sure that the website stays up in it's first few weeks. Last year we had the (very pleasant) problem of getting so much traffic that we exceeded our monthly limit in about 3 days. At the moment the site is on a small server belonging to a friend of mine. If anyone has any hosting suggestions, please let me know!
Also, if anyone works for a company that would like it's name associated with a Bartlett unit, please get in touch! Setting up the show is an expensive business, especially after a year of living in London and all the expenses of buying computer and modelling supplies. Any money or help or free stuff would be very gratefully received!
In exchange for any assistance (financial or otherwise) your company/firm/organisation/whatever gets a nice big logo on the front of our display area and a permanent link on our website (last year's sponsorship page looks like this
I really really hope to get deluged with offers after this....
In the meantime it's very hard to get on with work while there's so much football on TV. Luckily the BBC have live updates on their website which allow me to make sudden rushes for the TV to watch goal replays. Anything else would just be excessive.
All are welcome at the show. There'll be loads of great work to look at, be amazed by or absolutely hate (depending on your taste and which unit you're looking at). At the very least the whole thing will generate a lot of arguments and discussions, which is half the point anyway.