After successfully hosting Critical Halloween: On Banality, An Architecture Costume Party in New York on October 29, Storefront for Art and Architecture and DomusWeb open the gala to the global online community to vote for People's Choice for best costume. Costumes from the live event were judged by Justin Davidson, Charles Renfro and Wangechi Mutu; now DomusWeb readers will jury the web competition for Best Costume among the more than one hundred entries. Voting is open until November 11.
A unique convergence of hundreds of architects and artists, Critical Halloween was a parade of radical alter egos that responded to everything middling and mediocre in the industry. But just as in the real world of these form-giving disciplines, there were eruptions of inspired creativity and provocative critique that transcended the banal and quotidian. Now readers can rate for themselves how the Cinder Block and the Cloud can unite, whether Goolge SketchUp Guy and Architect Barbie should run away together, and whether a puffy rendition of Philip Johnson's AT&T Building can outclass a cardboard Trump Tower. Photographer Brett Beyer captured the partygoers/contestants on their way in to the event.