in conversation with Monica Nouwens
Thursday, 10/27

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents Out There Doing It 2011: AfterImage. A provocation to cross-disciplinary conversation through expansion of the synergies between architecture and related design practices.

Architects today co-conspire with a host of key figures in a fluid exchange of imagination spanning from pre-design to post-occupancy.  Whether privately volleyed or publicly launched, these dynamic, ad-hoc, and non-linear exchanges provide the fuel that drives design and makes innovation possible. Through interrogating and encouraging these conversations, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design hopes to offer a greater understanding of how architecture is produced, assembled, and disseminated in the contemporary cultural milieu.

All lectures begin at 7:30pm at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

All lectures are free for LA Forum members, $5 for students & $10 for non-members. To pre-purchase tickets via Paypal, click here. All lectures are outdoors, please dress accordingly.


Bureau for Architecture and Design, recipient of the Burnham Competition Prize in spring 2011, is based in Los Angeles. For additional information please visit:
Felix Monasakanian is a founding partner of Bureau for Architecture and Design.
Mohamed Sharif is a founding partner of Bureau for Architecture and Design and teaches in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA.


Monica Nouwens is a Los Angeles-based Dutch photographer and video artist whose works are held in significant collections worldwide. Among those are Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence; Levi’s, London; Prada – U.S.A Corp, New York; Imaginary Forces, Los Angeles; OMA, Rotterdam; Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, London. In addition to featuring in collaborations with Al Manakh, Icon, Re-Magazine and Volume, Nouwens’s images have appeared in several other notable publications including Archis, Blueprint, Surface and V-Magazine.

After completing an MFA at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and a postgraduate fellowship in Art Media Studies at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Nouwens attended the California Institute of the Arts to study Film and Photography in 1993. At Cal Arts Nouwens developed a fascination with the gritty, noir atmospherics and alternative sub-cultures of the metropolitan landscape of Southern California. Examples of this subject matter were featured in ‘Rubbernecking’, Nouwens’s first solo exhibition, held at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam in 2001 and more recently in Angry: Young and Radical, a group show at the Netherlands Photography Museum, Rotterdam. Nouwens has also exhibited her work at Stedelijk Museum Helmond and Amsterdam; Gallery Paul Andriesse in Amsterdam; the MAK Center in Los Angeles; the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; and Trafalgar Square, London for World Aids Day.

Nouwens has taught at Cal Arts, Willem de Kooning Academy, OTIS College of Art and Design, University of California Irvine and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc); and has held workshops at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands and at UDEM, Monterrey, Mexico.



with response by Roel Schierbeek
Thursday, 11/03