Party Planner, Vol. 2, After Party
Last call. The lights turn on. People scatter, some for their beds and others for a nightcap. The party’s over. What happens next can take a number of different turns; however, this doesn’t mean that the party hasn’t left its mark on the people who attended and the spaces it has occupied. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Perhaps we notice the after effects of parties most concretely through our hangovers, but their impact is not only physiological—social networks expand and contract, commodities are consumed and discarded, music preferences broaden or narrow, stories are shared and new ones made, and on and on. Parties are unique social spaces where there are high concentrations of people, conversation, physical interaction, materials, objects, emotions, and ideas—this brief-yet-powerful assemblage can have lasting effects on the people who attended as they carry with them their experiences from that one night. Parties prove that what is small and temporary can have a lasting impact.
Party Planner is an annual architecture and design publication that explores the term “party” as a malleable concept that helps to connect what are often seen as disparate forms of gathering and social interaction. Ranging from raves and casual get-togethers to more formal performances and galas, attending to these dynamic social settings allows for the exploration of architecture as a temporary and responsive mode of space-making.
Party Planner, Vol. 2, "After Party" has been reissued without its original, complete daily planner for the year 2023. To purchase the issue in its expanded format, please contact the editors.
Contributors, Vol. 2, After Party: Alyce Currier, Lesbian Archives, Temporary Pleasure, Liz Diller, Beatriz Colomina, Dan Jonas-Roche, Deborah Garcia, Nocturnal Medicine, Salman Jaberi, María Mazzanti, Querformat, New Affiliates, Helis Heiter, and Rebecca Salvadori
Editors, Vol. 2, After Party: Chase Galis, Christina Moushoul, and Sonia Sobrino Ralston
Cover: Lila Steinkampf
Dimensions: 5.5” x 8.5”
Page Count: 180
Please note that Party Planner is printed on-demand. For this reason, slight variations in print quality and binding are possible.