Lecture 1 of the OTDI 2012: Forge, Forage, Fabricate lecture series

Boberska Berenika of Feral Office is an architect and urban designer-provocateur as well as an adjunct professor at the Woodbury University School of Architecture. Born in Zielona Gora, Poland, she grew up in London and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Berenika received her Masters of Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture London under Professor Peter Cook in 1995 and in 1998 her Masters of Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, London. In 2001 Berenika came to Los Angeles to work at Frank O. Gehry’s office. For six years she worked as a Design Architect on major projects, including the now built Princeton Science Library and the Beekman Tower in Manhattan.

Her design and research projects as well as installations have been exhibited and published worldwide, including at the Second Moscow Architecture Biennale, the Graphics Triennale in Jyväskylä, Finland and the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Berenika has lectured in Europe, Asia ( Siberia) and the US. She taught a Diploma Unit at the Bartlett, held an Intermedia Fellowship at Kingston University London and recently run a Design Laboratory for Detroit at the University of Virginia. Her work on Detroit is published in Volume and Fuse Magazine and her book ‘Fallow City Project ‘.

Forge, Forage, Fabricate

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents Out There Doing It 2012: Forge, Forage, Fabricate. The Fall 2012 edition of the LA Forum’s Out There Doing It lecture series features practitioners whose work defies the schism between the physical and virtual. By bringing together computation design and material research they refuse to privilege the authenticity of either end of the spectrum. Instead of operating within fixed aesthetics and conceptual modes, these designers forge new processes and relationships. They are not content to use digital tools only for the modeling, representation, or fabrication of discrete physical objects. Through a willingness to deal with the specific limitations and possibilities of tools and materials and a dedicated commitment to production, these participants are actively reexamining craftsmanship in a digital era.

Lecture begins 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.


Thursday, 11/15

with response by Mohamed Sharif
Thursday, 11/29

Thursday, 12/06