Fort of July

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Building up for(t) 2013!!!

In Uncategorized on June 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm

It’s amazing – the Fort of July is in its fort(h) year of celebrating, fun-loving, giggle-giving, creative-spouting, community-engaging, ultimate experience.

Wherever you find yourself: gather up your friends/family/neighbors, find some interesting fort-building supplies and let your imaginations go wild as you tap back into that happy place building temporary spaces together. 

so on July 4th:
* get a gang together
* brings fort supplies – sheets, pillows, boxes, ladders, tree fronds, whatever-is-clever! (build inside, outside, anyside)
* build an awesome fort
* play together, in the flesh and using fun flashy techy tools to connect forts in worldwide

ideas = welcome! spreading the idea = super welcome! making it blow up = well duh!

if you want to add to the fort of fun:



In Uncategorized on July 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm

let’s play C O N N E C T F O R T – hop onto the G+ fortofjuly hangout and we can all fort together!

FortofJuly 2013

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2012 at 5:20 am

Get a fort going on this middle-of-the-week holiday, this will be a fortastic year to celebrate the fortofjuly!Image


forts, photos, emphoria

In Uncategorized on July 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Fort of July was a happy success! Thanks to everyone who participated on & off line. The stories shared have been great = keep sharing: comment, post, etc.

If you captured some good/bad/ugly images or videos – we’d love to see ’em!

There’s a group flickr page (open to all):

Thanks and let the fort be with you 😉

Play Connect-F-O-R-T

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2010 at 9:43 pm

it works!!!!!!!

a private invite-only fortroulette = safe from the chatroulette “regulars” and filled with fortfun folks.

see ya in the fort!

other ways to get involved:

Ready, Set, F O R T !!!

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm

with a mere few days left, its time to pull out all the sheets, pillow, shower curtains, ladders (etc) and get FORTified!!!

Invite your friends/neighbors/strangers/etc and connectfort.

Florian Slotawa – Forts – 90’s hotel art project

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm

For an arty look at more Fort Projects :

Isn’t this awesome material in preparation for Fort of July? Florian
Slotawa writes on his webpage about this art project (which he has
done in the late 90s, so, it’s a while ago): “The photographs were
made during travels. At night the contents of a hotel room were
rearranged into a shelter and then documented with a camera. Before
daybreak the furnishings were moved back into position, so that room
service found everything in its original state.”
On his webpage you find the project presented in
the year 2001, Szenenwechsel XX, at the Museum für Moderne Kunst,
Frankfurt am Main and again in 2007,

Tourist´s Tale, Aarhus
Kunstbygning, Aarhus.

A temporary fort made of hotel room materials

Huh? Fort of July?

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm

well yea, when’s the last time you got together with a bunch of friends and neighbors and did something for the pure fun and happy pleasure of it? our study has shown (a rather shabby qualitative study) that at the mention of “fort of july = building a fort” – listeners’ eyes start to sparkle and a memory-bubble forms above their head with recollections of amazing forts built in childhood (or last week).

why are we spreading this idea around instead of just inviting our 500 closest friends over to play in the park? well shucks…you’d be bummed if something this fun and creative was going on and you weren’t able to come and play.

so we’re turning over the awesome idea to everyone – the more forts the merrier. you already (probably) have the day off, you’re already planning on some tomfoolery, there will probably be some ankle-biters around (who would LOVE to have something to do besides overdose on hotdogs and sparklers). need there be more reason?

if you got more fodder for the unconvinced – slather it on in the comments. let’s get this fortify this community!


Getting all 2.0 on it (or trying to…)

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Calling all fortifiers (heh) – so who’s got the mad skills to conjure up some FortRoulette (or concurrent video streaming) we can plug into the fun?

– Also playing around with Google Maps

Post your fort location for all to love+join+rockout

here, there, everywhere!

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm

so we’re making some waves all across the social media waves (or adding the stones to start the soup at this point)

here’s the various links to add to all your various likes/follows/rss’s/etc.