Delirious LA Calendar

January 16th, 2012

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LA Forum Events

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

Upcoming Los Angeles Area Events

Lecture by Catherine Opie, UCLA
Opie’s work engages with the spaces we exist in and the politics of identity. Catherine Opie’s photographs include series of portraits and American urban landscapes, ranging in format from large-scale color works to smaller black and white prints. Opie’s various photographic series are linked together by a conceptual framework of cultural portraiture.
Perloff Hall, Decafé, UCLA Campus
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 – 6:30pm

Going Hollywood: Hollywood Tower and Best Western
Do neighborhoods evolve on a block-by-block basis? We think they can. Join us as we visit two very different renovation projects on the same block in Hollywood that are transforming a section of the neighborhood once bisected by the freeway. RSVP
6138 Franklin Avenue Hollywood, CA 90028
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 – 6:30pm

Lecture by Lauren Bon, USC
What’s Next: Metabolism
Bon defines the Metabolic Studio as the intersection of art and philanthropy. Derived from the Greek word for change, ‘metabolism’ is the process that maintains life. In continuous cycles of creation and desctuction metabolism transforms nutrients into energy and matter.  The Metabolic Studio transforms resources into energy, actions adn objects that nurture life.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 – 6:00pm

Lecture by Michel Rojkind, SCI-Arc
Over Stimulation
Michel Rojkind is the Founding Partner of Rojkind Arquitectos. He studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana and has based his practice from Mexico City to other latitudes thriving in this creative, chaotic environment, rethinking possible interventions of architecture at a worldwide level.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 – 7pm

Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time’s is a website resource for artworks and ideas that shape California’s fertile contemporary art landscape, and four new performance artworks.RE:COMPOSITION, considers how current compositional practices and tools enable artists from all disciplines to re-conceive or reconstitute aspects of their art production.Tickets available at the door for $15 (general admission) and $12 (seniors and students).
SCI-Arc, 960 E 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Friday and Saturday, January 27th & 28th, 2012 – 8pm

BWP Community Fair & Dedication Ceremony
Burbank Water and Power will host a community celebration and special dedication ceremony to commemorate the completion of California’s first comprehensive, sustainable utility campus. Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes, Senator Carol Liu, US Department of Energy representatives Kelly Opatz and Daniel Stricker, and Discovery Planet Green’s Sarah Backhouse will be among the special guests. Guests will be invited totake a bird’s eye view of the new campus, which is normally closed to the general public. The site has been transformed from an industrial relic into a state-of-the-art, award-winning sustainable campus and a model for other public and private entities around the nation.
Burbank Water and Power Department
Saturday, January 28th, 2012 – 10am-1pm

Lecutre by Federick Fisher, UCLA
Frederick Fisher leads a practice focused on art, academic institutions, and residences.  Fred received his Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in Art and Master of Architecture from UCLA. Artist collaboration is a career long commitment. Fred was awarded the Franklin D. Israel Rome Prize in 2008.
Perloff Hall, Decafé, UCLA Campus
Monday, January 30th, 2012 – 6:30pm

California Design NOW, Temporary Insanity: The New Built Environment
The Decorative Arts and Design Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents a wide-ranging discussion on the influence of modern California design on contemporary architecture. Panelists will consider the emergence of temporary architectural installations, the blurring of distinctions between art and architecture, and future directions for the field. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition California Design 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way.”
Brown Auditorium, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 – 7pm

Lecture by Sylvia Lavin, SCI-Arc
Field Trip
Sylvia Lavin is a widely published critic and historian who received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her most recent book, Kissing Architecture, was published by Princeton University Press (2011.) Lavin has been a guest curator for the Hammer Museum, CCA and Ace Galleries and is currently working on a large scale exhibition, Fin-de-Sixties LA: From Pop to Postmodern Architecture.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 – 7pm

Lecture by Mark Lee, USC
What Becomes Has Always Been
Mark Lee is the principal of Johnston Marklee & Associates. The Los Angeles based firm has been engaged in a range of institutional, residential and commercial commissions in California, Texas, Michigan, Illinois and New Mexico as well as in China, Argentina, Portugal and Italy since the office opened in 1998.  Combining his academic and design expertise, Mark Lee conducts speculative research based on critical reassessments of architectural and urban design history.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 – 6 pm

Lecture and Curatorial Tour by Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman
“California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way”
Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman delve into the details of the current LACMA exhibition followed by a complementary curatorial guided tour of the exhibition. Tickets: $25 public, $20 for FoGH members. Note: Tour has limited space. Reservations required.(626) 793-3334 ext. 52 or visit
Lecture: Feburary 2nd, 2012, – 7pm
Neighborhood Church, 301 North Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena, 91103
Tour: Feburary 4th, 2012, – 10:30am
LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Lecture by Joe Day, UCLA
Joe Day is a designer and architectural theorist in Los Angeles, where he leads Deegan-Day Design LLC and serves on the design and history/theory faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). In both his design and writing, Day examines the intersections of contemporary art, urbanism and architecture as visual disciplines.
Perloff Hall, Decafé, UCLA Campus
February 6th, 2012 – 6:30pm

Call for Letters of Interest for the Exhibition of the Occupy LA Artifacts
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) seeks to identify an organization or organizations to take conditional possession of one or both wooden structures used during the Occupy LA protests. The wooden enclosures were erected by the City of Los Angeles during the recent Occupy LA protests and occupation of the City Hall South Lawn. These wooden enclosures, therefore, became artifacts of the Occupy LA movement.
The deadline is Monday, February 6th, 2012

Lecture by Robin Clark, Woodbury University
Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface
Robin Clark is a curator and art historian specializing in intersections between contemporary art and architecture.  Her recent exhibitions and publications include Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, which featured work in allmedia by fourteen international artists (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2009), and Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, a Pacific Standard Time project focused on thirteen artists working in Los Angeles during the 1960s and 70s for whom light was a primary medium (University of California Press and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2011).
Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Lecture by Xavier Vendrell, Otis College of Art and Design
2011-2012 Donghia Designer-in-Residence
Xavier Vendrell is founder of the acclaimed Xavier Vendrell Studio Chicago/Barcelona, a collaborative practice engaging urban design, landscape architecture, architecture and interiors. Mr. Vendrell has been the recipient of numerous awards including several FAD Awards (one for the Riumar School in Spain. This lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Ahmanson Auditorium
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 – 7pm
Open Seating, 07:30pm Lecture – 9pm Reception

Lecture by Rachel Berney, USC
Visible Competency, Public Space and City Reimaginings
Rachel Berney is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, where she teaches in the fields of landscape architecture and urban design and planning. Her research interests include history and theory of urban design and planning with an emphasis on social and environmental factors.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, USC
February 8th, 2012 – 6pm

Lecture by John Enright, SCI-Arc
Recent Threads
John Enright is Co-founder and Principal of the Los Angeles-based Griffin Enright Architects, with partner Margaret Griffin. His firm’s work has been extensively published nationally and internationally, and has received dozens of awards for design excellence including, local, state and national AIA Awards and The American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
February 8th, 2012 – 7pm

FORM’s “Building Greatness”
Join FORM Magazine for “A Conversation with Paul Matt” FORM Magazine is proud to announce it’s networking event and discussion with Paul Matt of Matt Construction. Attendees can RSVP directly to Sheila Mendes-Coleman ( or call818.956.5313.
Poltrona Frau & Cappellini Showroom
February 9th, 2012 – 6:30-9:30pm

Drawn: New Works by Jennifer Gilman, Woodbury University
Wedge Gallery, Woodbury Architecture School, Burbank, CA
Opening: Friday, February 10, 2012 – 6:30 pm
Exhibit: February 7-25

Death and Life of an Object
Edward Cella Art + Architecture presents Death and Life of an Object, a three person exhibition featuring sculptures and installations by Lynn Aldrich, Laurie Frick and Tim Hawkinson. The transformation of everyday objects and materials into artworks has been a pursuit of all three artists in this exhibition. This program is free and open to the public.
Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 – 6pm to 8pm
February 11th, 2012 – March 31st, 2012

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia: Papel tejido
Los Angeles, CA—CB1 Gallery  is  pleased  to  present  its  second  solo  exhibition  of  the  work  of artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia. The works in the exhibition, titled Papel tejido, are woven paper constructions based on the grid motif and take their visual cues from many sources including Scottish Tartan, basket weaving and abstract painting. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday,  11am – 6:00 pm,  Sunday  1pm – 6pm, or by appointment.
CB1 Gallery, 207 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 – February 19th, 2012
Reception for the artist: Sunday, January 22nd – 5–7 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 12th – 3pm

Lecture by Sarah Whiting, USC
Thinking Big
Sarah Whiting possesses an indefatigable curiosity about how individuals constitute a public and, more specifically, through what forms(architecture and urbanism) that public manifests itself and is, in turn, formed. Her teaching, writing, and practice focus on the politics and architectures of this public realm. In addition to her position as William Ward Watkin Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture at Rice, Whiting is a partner of the architecture office, WW, based in Houston, and is also an architectural critic.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 – 6pm

Lecture by Juan Herreros, SCI-Arc
Dialogue Architecture
Juan Herreros is a PhD Architect, Chair Professor and Director of the Thesis Program at the Madrid School of Architecture, as well as a Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He has previously taught at EPFL, Lausanne, Architectural Association, London, Princeton, and ITT in Chicago. In 1984, he founded together with Iñaki Abalos the office Abalos & Herreros, in 1992 the Multimedia International League, and in 2006 his current office, HerrerosArquitectos, through which he pursues his professional, teaching and pedagogical activity.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
February 15th, 2012 – 7pm

Common Places: Printing, Embroidery, and the Art of Global Mapping
Common Places features three objects from LACMA’s permanent collection which transform printed works on paper into one-of-a-kind embroideries: a seventeenth-century valance, a cigarette silks quilt, and Alighiero Boetti’s Mappa. The resulting textiles articulate contemporary aspects of global phenomena and suggest that far from being a recent development, globalization has deep historical roots that extended into the home and everyday life.
Ahmanson Building, Level 2, LACMA
Wednesday, February 18th, 2012-May 13th, 2012

Lecture by Marcel Sanchez-Prieto, Woodbury University
Marcel Sanchez co-founded CRO Studio with Adriana Cuellar in 2007. The collaborative research practice focuses on urban and architectural design, with projects ranging from private institutions, housing developments to urban renewals and cultural centers. Sanchez is assistant professor at Woodbury University San Diego where his research includes the development of design methodologies that expand on geometry as tool for urban sensing and architectural innovation.
Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Lecture by Peter Trummer, SCI-Arc
The Aggregated Figure and Its Unfolding Ground
Peter Trummer is Professor and Head of the Institute for Urban Design & Spatial Planning at the University of Innsbruck. He was Head of the Associative Design Program at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam from 2004 to 2010. Trummer practiced architecture with UN Studio before establishing his own firm in 2001.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
February 22, 2012 – 7pm

New Narratives for “Living in a Modern Way”: California Design at Mid-Century
Chaired by Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman, co-curators of the current LACMA exhibition California Design 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way,” this two-day symposium features internationally renowned scholars who will examine the exhibition’s themes by presenting detailed case studies and new narratives. The event also includes a session co-sponsored by the College Art Association that explores the interconnected networks of architecture and design in mid-century Los Angeles, with designers Gere Kavanaugh and Lou Danziger (whose work is included in the exhibition) and architect Ray Kappe.
Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
February 24–25th, 2012

Reflections of Mid-Century Modernism
The USC Architectural Guild invites you to a weekend experience of Reflections of Mid-Century Modernism. We welcome you to share in a truly unique weekend hosted by Dean Qingyun Ma, fully exploring, investigating, and celebrating Sunnylands, A.Q. Jones, architecture, and the value of historic preservation.
Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs
Tuesday, February 24-26th, 2012

Lecture by Ricardo de Ostos, SCI-Arc
Ectoplasmatic Manifestations
NaJa & deOstos is a London based architectural studio exploring symbiotic relations between emerging cultural patterns and architectural narratives. With a strong research-based design focus attitude, Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos seek to generate an adventurous (and sometimes excitingly dangerous) but beneficial built environment through critical and challenging speculation.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
February 29th, 2012 – 7pm

Lecture by Dr. David Jason Gerber, USC
Dr. David Jason Gerber is an Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture. He concurrently works as an executive at Gehry Technologies Inc., a leading Building Information Modeling consultancy and technology company.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, USC
March 7th, 2012 – 6pm

Lecture by Phillippe Rahm, SCI-Arc
Meteorological Architecture
Philippe Rahm is an architect based in Paris. In 2008, he was one of twenty architects invited by Aaron Betsky to the Venice Architecture Biennale, and in 2009 Editions Archibooks published his book, “Architecture Météorologique.” He was appointed director of the Symposium on Architecture and Climate: Towards an Atmospheric Architecture held at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
March 7th, 2012 – 7pm

Aquifer: Exhibition V, Woodbury University
Wedge Gallery, Woodbury Architecture School, Burbank, CA
March 13th-28th, 2012

Lecture by Thom Mayne, SCI-Arc
What’s Next?*
Thom Mayne founded Morphosis in 1972 as an interdisciplinary and collective practice involved in experimental design and research.  He is a founding faculty member of SCI-Arc and Distinguished Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
March 14, 2012 – 7pm

Lecture by Achim Menges, USC
Material (In)formation:  Computing Material Gestalt
Professor Achim Menges is an architect and professor at Stuttgart University where he is the founding director of Institute for Computational Design. Currently he also is Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Menges practice and research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of evolutionary computation, algorithmic design, biomimetic engineering and computer aided manufacturing that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall
Wednesday, March 21st, 2011 – 6pm

Lecture by Anthony Vidler, SCI-Arc
James Frazier Stirling: Notes from the Archive – Crisis of Modernism
Anthony Vidler, a historian and critic of architecture, is Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.  Trained in architecture at Cambridge University in England, with a PhD in history and theory from TU Delft, he was a member of the faculty of the Princeton University School of Architecture.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
March 21st, 2012 – 7pm

Drylands Design Exhibition Opening, Woodbury University
Arid Lands Institute
Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles
Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 6-9 pm

Lecture by Nicholas de Monchaux, SCI-Arc
Fashioning Apollo
Nicholas de Monchaux is an architect who works at the urban intersection of nature and technology. He is author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press, 2011), an architectural history of the Apollo 11 Extra-vehicular garment. He received his B.Arch with distinction from Yale, and his M.Arch from Princeton.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
March 28th, 2012 – 7pm

Exhibit by Pedro E. Guerrero, WUHO
A Retrospective
A Retrospective presents a rare opportunity to see Guerrero’s seminal contribution to architectural photography, ranging from portraits of architects, commercial work for House & Garden Magazine, and photographs of buildings throughout the United States.
WUHO, 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Opening: April 7th, 2012 – 7pm to 10pm (artist in conversation 6pm to 7pm)
Exhibition: April 7th through April 25th, 2012

Lecture by Jeanne Gang, Woodbury University
Visionary architect and 2011 MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is the founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, a rising international practice based in Chicago whose work confronts pressing contemporary issues. Driven by curiosity, intelligence, and radical creativity, Jeanne has produced some of today’s most innovative and award-winning architecture.
Fletcher Jones Auditorium, Woodbury University
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 – 6:30pm

Ongoing Los Angeles Area Events

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

Hollywood Urban Planning Pop-Up Shop, James Rojas
Come join the Woodbury School of Architecture and James Rojas at Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery (WUHO). Re-invision the neighborhood with the Hollywood Urban Planning Pop-Up Shop, featuring workshops and an interactive urban diorama by James Rojas, with construction help from Woodbury School of Architecture students. The Hollywood Urban Planning Shop is a community engagement project that critiques the design of cities today by asking the public to re-imagine Hollywood. The question every Pop-Up Shop visitor must ask his or herself is, “What would Hollywood look like if we rebuilt it today?”
Opening: Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 – 2pm
January 22nd-29th

Under the Big Black Sun
California Art 1974-1982
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-81 constitutes the most comprehensive survey exhibition to date to examine the exceptional fertility and diversity of art practice in California between 1974 and 1980, a unique period in American history when the political and social roles of artists, the authority of institutions, and the “objecthood” of art were all being questioned.
October 1st, 2011- February 13th, 2012

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.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 13th, 2011- 7pm
Friday, February 10th, 2011 7-9pm: Exhibition Discussion with Ramiro Diaz-Granados and SCI-Arc
January 13th – February 26th, 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.
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.
Resnick Pavilion LACMA
October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012