Panel : Dingbat as Cultural Icon
           
           
   
 
 
 
 
       
         
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Judy Fiskin, Untitled, Dingbat 1982-1983

This discussion will be held at LA Forum Events @ W.H.E.*, 6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, 90028.

A panel discussion bringing together members of the architectural, art and design communities to discuss cultural and iconographic aspects of the dingbat apartment building in Los Angeles – both existing conditions as well as proposals from the LA Forum’s recently completed Dingbat 2.0 Design Competition. This is the second of two panel discussions presented in conjunction with the Dingbat 2.0 Exhibition, which shows the work of both the competition as well as historic documentation of dingbat apartment buildings.

Panel Members

  • Barbara Bestor / Principal, Bestor Architecture & Author, Bohemian Modern / Chair, Graduate School of Architecture at Woodbury University
  • Christopher Hawthorne / Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
  • Mimi Zeiger / Editor, Loud Paper Architectural Zine and Blog
  • Alan Hess / Architecture Critic & Author of numerous books, including Palm Springs Weekend and Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture

The panel discussion will be moderated by LA Forum Board member Michael Osman, UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design

The first panel discussion, Dingbat as Urban Typology, will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 3-6 pm, and will be moderated by LA Forum Board member Francie Stefan, Strategic Planning Manager, City of Santa Monica.

The Dingbat 2.0 Competition & Exhibition are sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the Woodbury University School of Architecture, and the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Archinect is the media sponsor for the competition.

*Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions.