joomplu:1086We've now launched our Features section in which we're hosting a number of guest contributors.  With a couple to start with, we've already got a number of new guests lined up and will be launching a series of BRUTALISM:ONLINE features this year.  We've been blown away by the contributions we've received thus far and the passion we've seen for Brutalist architecture from all corners of the globe!

If you'd like to be a guest contributor, please get in touch!  We're looking for rich content - stunning photos, personal stories or insightful articles on anything Brutalism-related.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far; we've still got a long way to go with only around 350 brutalist buildings documented to-date, so please do get in touch if you have anything whatsoever to contribute - even if it's just the name of a building we don't have listed yet.

Watch this space for much more coming soon!

All the best


joomplu:79We've now been live for just over a week and whilst we figured we'd stir up some interest from like-minded Brutalism obsessives like ourselves, we are truly astounded by the amount of engagement we've had, including many many offers of contribution to the site.  This is absolute music to our ears; when setting about this project we knew it would be a huge job and that we'd want to find others to help us, but we're now finding ourselves planning and designing whole new areas of the site to house the volume and diversity of the content we're being offered.

To everyone who has offered to join in - we figure that initially we can classify and handle contributions in the following ways:

1) Information on Brutalist structures and designers

At the core of this project is the job of listing every Brutalist structure we can find out about; in addition to just listing things we want to fill each building's dedicated page with as much rich content as we can get our hands on.  If you have photos, artwork, videos, text content or even personal stories about a specific building or designer, you can send it to us and we'll format it and include it on the relevant page, along with any credits or backlinks as appropriate.  At a later stage we will probably look to recruit site admins who can add and update this sort of content with us, but for the time being we're still finding our feet with the site administration tools so we'll get ourselves established first.

If you have any content of this kind, please send us a message via the Contact Us page and we'll reply with details on how/where to send stuff.  If we use any of your original text or images and need to edit anything we'll always allow you to review/approve before publishing.

2) Columnists - feature articles, blogs and specialist content

We're really excited about this; a handful of people have approached us with some fascinating ideas or info on specialist projects which they're working on. As it stands there's no real home for that sort of thing on the site - this blog is more for our general updates about the site and some features on specific buildings or designers.  So what we're now considering is creating a "Guest Contributors" section (actual name still to be decided on) where we provide a individuals with their own "column" or dedicated blog to which they can post serialised articles on a regular basis.

If you are interested in a guest blog of this kind, please send us a message via the Contact Us page and let us know what you have to offer - we'd love to see any examples you have of the sort of content you'd publish so that we can establish how to place it on the site.  We have at least three potential contributors of this nature already and its not as if we're going to run out of space so the more the merrier!

We'd love to hear from you on either of the above so please GET IN TOUCH!

joomplu:155So here it is: BRUTALISM:ONLINE, our new baby. After numerous late nights and many many hours of grafting to get the site up and running, we're now faced with the prospect that it has really only just begun.  We know that we probably don't even have 1% of the content that we'd like to have; we know that we're going to get bombarded with content, photos, info etc and that running this place is probably going to take up every last ounce of precious spare time we didn't have left in the first place.

Despite all of that, as we sit back and survey what we've created, we're pretty happy.  We can't wait to start really building up the site with glorious Brutalist content, to attempt to become a major, central resource for Brutalism on the net and develop a buzzy community of like-minded Brutalist obsessives just like ourselves. 

We've got tons planned for the site going forward - apart from just populating our list of buildings and designers and the details therein, we will be bringing you news, features, interviews and loads more to fulfil your deepest and most obscure Brutalist fantasies.  Watch this space!

As well as asking people for content, we'd also love to hear your feedback on the site (good or bad), feature requests, deepest thoughts, whatever you'd like to tell us.

Here's how you can get involved: