ForumNL_SU15_0710_hires red.pdf    LA Forum Summer 2015 Newsletter

For a downloadable PDF copy of the Newsletter Click Here This time, we have lavished our attention on some hard-to-love architectural monuments. The genesis of the theme for this installment of the LA Forum Newsletter grew out of our own […]

08.02.2015 |||||

  ForumNLSummer_ToPrinter_0702_Spreads-1    LA Forum Summer 2014 Newsletter

For a downloadable PDF copy of the Newsletter click here You are here. And also here. And over there. And there and there and there, too. This edition of the LA Forum Newsletter began with a loose-fitting idea around virtual and […]

07.08.2014 |||||

      The LA Forum Anthology

The LAF Anthology, conceived and developed under the guidance of Joe Day and Chava Danielson and documenting the Forum’s legacy of writing on and in Los Angeles, has received a grant from the Graham Foundation. A project team of current LAF […]

03.29.2014 |||

      Dingbat 2.0 Now FULLY Funded

Thanks to the generous support of our members and friends in the community, the Forum’s Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the publication of the Dingbat 2.0 publication raised over $12,000 and achieved “funded” status. The Forum thanks you heartily for your support! […]


  Dingbat2    Dingbat 2.0 Publication on Kickstarter!

The LA Forum announces the launch of our Kickstarter campaign to support the upcoming publication Dingbat 2.0!  The book features projects from the Dingbat 2.0 Competition, which challenged the design community to re-envision dingbat apartment buildings for the 21st Century, […]

01.05.2014 ||||||||||||

      LA Forum Fall 2013 Newsletter

For a downloadable PDF copy of the Newsletter click here Public. Civic. Urban. Community. The Fall 2013 issue of the LA Forum Newsletter, picks up a question from Lewis Mumford “What is a City?” In 1937 he defined the city […]

11.20.2013 ||||||

  130326_ALLOFTHEGREATONESLEAK_forumcolor_web_72dpi    LA Forum Spring 2013 Newsletter

The premiere issue of the newly relaunched newsletter, debuting in March 2013, features articles by Frank Escher and Simon Reynolds, as well as an interview with Radio Iris author Anne-Marie Kinney and a centerfold by James Michael Tate.

03.31.2013 |||||||||

  Pamp_MTN    Pamphlet 6: Meet the Nelsons, by Wes Jones

Meet the Nelsons documents “The Nelsons,” Wes Jones’s notorious comic strip that appeared in ANY Magazine (Architecture New York) from 1994 to 2001. Pamphlet 6 in our pamphlet series follows the LA Forum exhibition of the same name held in Summer 2009.

01.16.2010 |||||

  Pamp_PPlane    Pamphlet 5: Pendulum Plane, by Oyler Wu Collaborative

This Pamphlet documents the design, fabrication, and installation of Oyler Wu Collaborative’s Pendulum Plane, their bold, competition-winning intervention at the L.A. Forum’s new gallery in Hollywood.

08.01.2009 ||||

  Pamp4_AftertheCity    Pamphlet 4: After The City, This (Is How We Live), by Tom Marble

Using the structure of a screenplay to tell the story, architect Tom Marble takes the reader inside the minds of the people on both sides of the development conflict – those seeing land as a commodity for profit, and those who see it as a valued resource for all to enjoy.

12.01.2008 |||||||

  Pub_InfCity_cover    The Infrastructural City, by Kazys Varnelis

This provocative collection of photography, essays, and maps looks at infrastructure as a way of mapping our place in the city and affecting change through architecture.

03.01.2008 |||||||||||||||||||

  Pamp_PolarInertia    Pamphlet 3: Polar Inertia, by Ted Kane

Architect Ted Kane takes a critical look at how city life predicated on total mobility and utterly dependent upon the corporate-controlled wireless world is expanding the meaning of urbanity while constricting the bedrock virtue of citizenship.


  Cov_OutWindow    Pamphlet 2: Out the Window (LAX)

In Forum Pamphlet 2, contemporary artist Zoe Crosher takes the viewer on an exploratory journey inside the impersonal and transient travel world surrounding the mega international airport, LAX.

07.01.2007 ||||

  PF06_Opie    Forum Portfolio 2 – 2006

By reviewing Los Angeles through Banham’s now historic ecological categories (Autopia, Surfurbia, the Foothills, and the Plains of Id: each coined to lend clarity to an undefined, post-urban city), this year’s Portfolio artists present the ecologies one generation later, how both the city and the word “ecology” itself have evolved since the 1970s.

12.21.2005 ||||||||

  Cover_Annual2004    Forum Annual 2004

The inaugural issue of Forum Annual is now available. It marks the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design’s first print periodical after a five-year absence. Forum Annual is our reaction to a void we perceive in the city. […]

01.20.2005 ||||||||||||||||

  Mary Hodson, Marcarthur Park #9 (Habitar)    Portfolio – 2003

The LA Forum Portfolio is a limited edition series of prints by contemporary artists. By engaging in the local art community, the LA Forum takes a step back to view architecture from a conceptual and visual perspective. The resulting prints […]

12.19.2003 ||||||||||||||||

  Pamp_Deadmalls    Pamphlet 1: Dead Malls

The Forum announces a return to its printed pamphlet series, beginning with a pamphlet for the Dead Malls competition. Featuring the work of all five finalists in color as well as other entrants in the competition, this pamphlet critically investigates […]

05.13.2003 ||||

  Pamp_Wrapper    WRAPPER by Mary Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian

This book features a collection of drawings for the redesign of the facade of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.

01.01.2000 |||||||||

  Pub_EveryDayUrb    Everyday Urbanism by Margaret Crawford, John Chase, and John Kaliski

“Everyday Urbanism” is based on the daily experience of the city – trips to supermarkets, the commute to work, the journey along the strip passing by the mini-mall, the carwash, and the franchise food emporium.

01.01.1999 ||||||||||||||

  Pamp_BldgParanoia    Building Paranoia: The Proliferation of Interdictory Space and the Erosion of Spatial Justice

Case studies documenting the privatization of what was once public space though methods such as street barricades, fortification, security systems, etc.

01.15.1994 |||

  Pamp_LASchool    Los Angeles and the L.A. School by Marco Cenzatti

Los Angeles and the L.A. School by Marco Cenzatti accompanied by a reproductions of a painting series on Los Angeles, “Skycam,” by artist Peter Alexander. Designed by Christopher Vice. Cenzatti introduces the work of a group of urban theorists known […]

01.01.1993 ||||||||||

  Pub_ArchInfo    Arch Info by Douglas MacLeod

Arch Info (Architecture and Information) addresses architecture as information and takes the form of a HyperCard Stack for the Macintosh computer. Includes a computer diskette with all required software, duly licensed for personal use. Also included are 40 printed 4 […]

02.15.1992 ||||

  Pub_ExpArchLA    Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles by Leon Whiteson, John Chase, and Aaron Betsky

This book features the work of 22 architecture firms, including Michele Saee, AKS Runo, Josh Schweitzer, Guthrie + Buresh, Koning Eizenberg, and COA. The book is drawn from the work of participants in a series of lectures presented during the […]

01.01.1992 |||||||||||||||||

  suisman    Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public by Douglas R. Suisman

A 72-page pamphlet divided into eight in-depth analyses of Los Angeles’ Boulevards.

01.01.1989 |||||||||

  Pub_COA_RecImgs    Recombinant Images in Los Angeles – Central Office of Architecture

A series of a dozen black-and-white photographs by COA “created through the super-imposition of found urban artifacts pulled from their functional context and treated as fragment and empty sign” with accompanying text.


  PUB_LA.77-2-mudford    35mm Works by Photographer Grant Mudford

A book of twenty of Mudford’s black and white photographs of every day architecture in several American cities, including Los Angeles.   The book was designed and handbound by architect Gary Paige. Released in Spring, 1988. Both photos: Los Angeles, […]

04.01.1988 ||

  Pamp_Crawford_thumb    The Ecology of Fantasy by Margaret Crawford

An essay describing the relationship between theme parks and modern American urbanism. This essay discusses how Reyner Banham’s autopia acts as a device for facilitating the melding of Jean Baudrillard’s hyper-reality, as embodied by themed environments such as Disneyland’s Main Street, into the true reality of urban Los Angeles.

01.01.1988 ||||||

  CoversX6_pamps    History of Publications

Link to: History of Publications page.

01.01.1987 |||||||||||||||||||||