Development Organization was founded and is overseen by Rob Walker,
Ellen Susan, and G.K. Darby. :
G.K. Darby is the founder of Garrett
County Press and co-founder of
New Orleans Bookfair.
Ellen Susan is a photographer and designer, and
the creator of Soldier Portraits www.ellensusan.com.
Rob Walker is the author of Letters from New
Orleans and Buying In, and co-founder of SignificantObjects.com
and the Unconsumption project. www.robwalker.net
(Snooze Towers) is an architect working in New York City constantly
in pursuit of the border between architectural realities and illustrated
Morris Brum (photography), a New Orleans native,
is a photographer and city explorer. He also works for an agency
that finds jobs for people with disabilities. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mamish
(Mobile Cornucopia) is a designer, urban planner, and artist who
lives in New Orleans and likes to make cities more comfortable
for people. She’s the co-founder of Civic Center, an urban
design studio where she combines architecture, graphic design,
and urban planning to make thoughtful public spaces and communication
tools for everyday issues of city life.
Mark Clayton (Loitering Centre) has spent the
last 20 years working on a wide range of professional architectural
projects across the United States. In addition to conceptual design,
currently, he is involved in building sustainably designed housing
and schools in the Greater New Orleans area.
Carey Clouse (Grow House) is an architect and
educator working to resurrect the city of New Orleans. www.crookedworks.com
(Theater of Escape) is a multidisciplinary designer and cultural
critic based in Detroit. He writes for webzines and blogs, designs
record covers, co-founded the hackerspace OmniCorpDetroit
and designs exhibits, events and technology art at o2
Creative Solutions- when not playing electronic music or curating
events with his partner Bethany Shorb.
(Karmalot) is an American architect responsible for the transdisciplinary
design collaborative “Burgeoning” in New York City.
His research in architecture is uniquely informed by the exploration
of virtuality and advanced technology within the built environment.
(photography) is a photographer and filmmaker living in New Orleans.
Christina Hilliard and Lauren Stewart (Tin Can
Telephone Co.) are two crafty, young designers in Richmond, VA.
They share a love for traveling, coffee drinking and people watching.
They believe the simultaneous combination of these three activities
results in a better understanding of the world and design.
Kirsten Hively (Velvet Rope Artisanal Workshop;
Treme Authenticity Monument) when not busy with architecture,
enjoys many extra-curricular activities, including exploring,
designing, writing, researching, and ice cream making. She lives
in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and makes her virtual home base at equalsarchitecture.com.
Nicole Lavelle (Tin Can Telephone Co.: concept)
is a creative person living and working in Portland, Oregon. She
is interested in people and places and how the two converge to
create meaning and community. www.makingstuffanddoingthings.com.
Sergio Humberto Padilla (Radtke Reading Room)
is an architectural designer / project manager at studio
WTA and the local organizer of PechaKucha
Pinter (Museum of the Self) is a New York City based
concept designer with a background in retail experience design.
He has design experience with projects ranging from flagship stores
to dynamic merchandise display and presentation. Pinter serves
as a Senior Editor for PSFK.
The School of Visual
Arts Masters of Professional Studies in Branding,
Class of 2011 (Karmalot: concept) includes students from a variety
of disciplines completing a one-year graduate program combining
design, strategy, creative skills, and business.
(Rubble Depot) is an artist and printer and explorer in New Orleans.
Additional contributing site-finders, advisers, confederates,
and goodwillers include, anthonyturducken, Chris Owen, Jennifer
Shaw, and counting. Plus all of our excellent Kickstarter backers!
More to come...
WALL of SUPPORTERS!
The debut collection of the Hypothetical Development
Organization depended on the generosity of 80 supporters who backed
our Kickstarter campaign. Some preferred to remain anonymous,
but we are happy to offer public thanks to the following for donating
$20 or more to our project.
J. Dade Darby
VOLUNTEERS: Matthew Olson, the staff at Beckham's, Abram Shalom
Himelstein, Erin Genrich, Jordan Blanton, Damien Weaver, Jeff