December 5th, 2011


Leah Beeferman- Online Gallery

– Subtle structures

– Non-measurable objects

– Interchangeable sequences

– Events over time

– Uncertain spaces (indeterminate)

– Interference and accumulations

– Invented collisions (and their results)

– Invented events

– Transparent events

– Invisible architecture


Lecture by Devyn Weiser, SCI-Arc
Devyn Weiser: 2020 Intro by John Enright Devyn Weiser is Principal-in-Charge of Design at Testa/Weiser and co-founder of the MIT Emergent Design Group (EDG). At Testa/Weiser she leads a wide range of projects from product design to large-scale architecture. Current work includes Vaporware (VPR), the world’s largest ocean-based energy infrastructure with pilot projects for California and Cape Verde; Automorphic Strand Tower, robotically pultruded fiber structure; King’s Road Apparel Shop, all composite structure in West Hollywood; and FML 001, fiber metal laminate house in Santa Monica. With a consortium of industry partners she directs ESCape, an open source platform for decentralized waste-to-energy (WtE) solutions.
SCI-Arc/ W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 – 1pm
INcoversation with Eames Words Co-Curators

Join A+D Museum for a special inCONVERSATION event with EAMES WORDS Co-Curators Deborah Sussman and Andrew Byrom. Typographer Andrew Byrom sits down with Deborah Sussman, principal of Sussman/Prejza, to discuss her career and their recent collaboration curating and designing A+D Museum’s current exhibition EAMES WORDS.
Admission: $15 Individual, $7 Student w/valid ID, A+D Members FREE.
6032 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, December 8th 2011- 6:30-8:30pm

Anna Neimark: Infrastructural Monument
The political monument, under the Soviet regime, was embodied in the construction of a new water infrastructure. Geography was thus transformed into an architectural scale. Concrete, machines, and water formed a single continuous artificial landscape. Representing this object as both geographic and architectural, the installation extrudes one side of the canal system into a foam wall-an infrastructural monument.
Anna Neimark’s installation, constructed out of fifty-four three-foot cubes of EPS white foam, re-imagines a piece of infrastructure as a monument of a complex history when a canal from Moscow to St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) was built during the second Five Year Plan, under Josef Stalin.
Funding provided by the Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (ASHSS) research grant program at the University of Southern California.
WUHO Gallery
6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Thursday, December 8th, 2011- 7pm

Lecture by Peter Noever, SCI-Arc

Contemporary Art Territory ’21
Intro by Eric Owen Moss
A new museum, an up-to-date art institution – what are the requirements? Noever’s special lecture at SCI-Arc will focus on his perception for the initiative of a new art institution focussing on the cultural heritage of tomorrow. His presentation will focus on a new content/a philosophy for up-to-date art institutions: “there is no contemporary architecture without the contemporary.”
CAT 21’s purpose is not to position art as the passive object of the viewer’s gaze, but rather to actively produce it and put it into action on site. Both the production and the presentation of the artworks will be publicly accessible, making CAT 21 into a catalyst of immediate dialogue between the artists, architects, designers and the art public.
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
Friday, December 9th 2011- 7pm

Stone on Stone: SAH/SCC Lecture and Book Signing

The Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter presents architect Hicks Stone, author of “Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect.” The elder Stone, one of the more controversial figures of 20th-century architecture, was both celebrated and scorned, leading a life that was simultaneously triumphant and embittered. Free Event.
Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles free
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

En Plein Air in El Segundo
An Incendiary Traces event organized by artist Hillary Mushkin
Co-organized with Robby Herbst in conjunction with Llano Del Rio’s new Guide to L.A.’s Assholes. An outdoor “drawing” salon of the war contractors by the beach, with poets Diane Ward and Jane Sprague reading. Consider drawing metaphorically here — it could include many forms of tracing the landscape, from walking to as-built architectural drawing to watercolor painting.
(Nearest public street parking is on Coral Circle, south of El Segundo Blvd.)
496 N. Douglas St. (between Mariposa Ave. and El Segundo Blvd.)
El Segundo, CA 90245
Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 11:00am to 1:00pm

Celebrating The Fourth Factor
AIA|LA Committee on Architecture in Healthcare
The title of this presentation refers to the words of Hippocrates of Kos, widely regarded as the father of Western medicine. He held that there were “three factors” important to the success of medical care: the disease, the patient, and the physician. Our presentation will expands this list to acknowledge the role of the built environment in the healing process, and is based on the now famous book by John Michael Currie, AIA “The Fourth Factor: A Historical Perspective on Architecture and Medicine” This informal discussion will explore the relationship between the practice of medicine and architecture from ancient times to the present.
3780 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
December 21st, 2011 – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Exhibition by Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Amorphis, SCI-Arc

Go Figure
Seeking to shift the role of the figure from a metaphorical device to a subliminal one, Go Figure promotes simultaneity in the evolution of the delineated figure by distributing cartoon and visceral features across a three-dimensional, spline based form. A delineated figure is repeated four times into two symmetrical pairs. Each pair is situated in the gallery according to different transversal regulating lines stemming from the relationship between the ground and the ceiling. One pair is centered within the space, the other is centered under one of the structural bays. Together they fill the space in a composition that confounds the legibility of each figure in favor of more sensate qualities with allusions to calligraphy and graffiti.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 13th, 2011- 7pm
Friday, February 10th, 2011 7-9pm: Exhibition Discussion with Ramiro Diaz-Granados and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss
January 13th – February 26th, 2012


The Utopian City Project, Giacomo Castagnola and James Rojas
The Collaborative: A project of the Arts Council for Long Beach and The Museum of Latin American Art
Preoccupied with the idea of building an improved society, many architects throughout history have developed projects with the aim of creating the ideal city. Using Long Beach as a model, this exhibition proposes a new exercise in imagining the perfect utopian city of the future. Architect Giacomo Castagnola and Urban Planner James Rojas will collaborate to create an interactive and inhabitable model of Long Beach that will allow the visitors to propose their own ideas for the future of the city. This project will push the boundaries of the conventional architectural model, giving visitors the opportunity to view the city conceptually as well as experience it physically through the senses. By interacting, the visitor’s body becomes an integral piece of the architectural installation.
The Collaborative
421 W. Broadway Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
October 22nd, 2011 to January 15th, 2012

Eames Designs: The Guest Host Relationship
For the first time, the words of Charles and Ray Eames will be the lens of an exhibit, enveloping the visitor in a 21st century typographic “surround”. Their philosophy of design and life will be explored through Eames’ quotes, shown graphically (as well as live on film), and complemented by the display of unexpected everyday objects, ranging from food to a keg of nails, to an inter-active digital experience.
A+D Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
October 1, 2011- January 16, 2012

Women Hold up Half the Sky
LAYER is pleased to announce the opening of its installation “Cloud” at the Skirball Cultural Center. The exhibit addresses gender equity and is based on the book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. “Cloud” is suspended over the gallery as a tangible representation of the power of individuals coming together to effect change. Women Hold Up Half the Skyis designed to engage the public in global and local issues affecting women and girls. Like the book, the exhibition puts forth a compelling argument: when women gain access to credit, health care, and education, their communities become healthier, more prosperous, and more just.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
October 27, 2011-March 11, 2012

California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way”
This exhibition is the first major study of California midcentury modern design. With more than 300 objects-furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design-the exhibition examines the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the entire country. Organized into four thematic areas, the exhibition aims to elucidate the 1951 quote from émigré Greta Magnusson Grossman that California design “is not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions…It has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way.”
Resnick Pavilion LACMA
October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012