Today I received in the mail the March 2010 issue of Plan Magazine -- the one out of Ireland, not Italy. The cover story asks, "Could design blogs change the way we understand and produce architecture?" and features five blogs (Archi-Ninja, The Architecture of Fear, BLDGBLOG, we make money not art) including yours truly. Cover ninja Linda Bennett posts some details on the feature.
This article on blogs comes almost three years after Postopolis! and an Architect Magazine feature (Meet the Bloggers) both examined the popularity and influence of architecture-related blogs. Obviously their popularity hasn't let up, and the number of them (see my sidebar) just keeps getting higher and higher, particularly as more architects end up out of work and need something to fill their newly found free time. As well many blogs are now put out by practicing architects, in most cases as an extension of marketing but in others as a means for exploration.
The Plan Magazine feature also coincides with invitations to a couple panel discussions, one on architectural publishing and the other on the role of writing in architectural practice. (More details on these events I'll be participating will be posted soon.) Suffice it to say that the importance of blogs is still strong, and their role in architecture continues to be investigated.