DELIRIOUS LA Calendar
LOS ANGELES FORUM EVENTS:
|PechaKucha #27: BLINK
Featuring the diversity of graphic design in Los Angeles.
Hosted by Behance / AIGA LA and the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. PK 27 Features presentations by: Anne Burdick, Andrew Byrom, Anne Swett, Brian Roettinger, Davey Whitcraft, Jessica Fleischmann, Joseph Prichard, Laura Smith, Lorna Turner, Michael Lejeune, Peter Kaplan, and Rosten Woo
Thursday, May 26, 2011 – 7-10pm
Moore’s Deli – 271 E. Orange Grove Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502
Upcoming LA Forum Exhibition: New Park Design in Los Angeles
Within the past five years many important parks have been designed for a wide variety of areas within the Los Angeles Basin. Yet there has been little discussion about these parks: what they look like, how they function, and how they relate to contemporary Los Angeles. This exhibition will survey six major parks that are currently being designed, that are in construction, or have been completed recently. The exhibit will foster discussion about the current state of public park space and design within Los Angeles. LA Forum Events @ WUHO – 6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
June 2 – July 8, 2011
UPCOMING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:
|Born by the River Exhibit, Nuttaphol Ma- Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA) has awarded its 2011 Lorser and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship Award to multi-disciplinary artist Nuttaphol Ma. Ma combines references to Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come with a 130 miles performance where Ma set sail with a boat over his head on May Day from Badwater Basin to the trailhead of Mt. Whitney. The personal odyssey meditates on the ebbs and flows of our existence, the power and the abuse of power subjected upon the powerless, the dreams of leaving, and the dreams of roots. Ma’s site-specific installation distills the performance to a two-channel video projected onto sewn fabric walls. Using the dimensions of two blocks from the columns of the gallery space as a unit of measurement, Ma inverts the length horizontally to construct the wall surface made from discarded fabric from his ‘day job.’
Exhibition: May 19 to July 3, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Opening Reception: May 22, 2-5pm, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Artist Conversation: June 18, 2pm, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
USC School of Architecture Executive Education, Summer 2011
The XED program offers sessions in Marketing, Sustainability, BIM Analytics, Landscape Urbanism, Real Estate, Seismic Design, Parametrics, Architecture, and 20 other topics. Taught by experts in the field and targeted toward evolving trends and new knowledge, sessions are designed to be intellectually challenging and socially stimulating.
Program runs from May 19 – August 5
25th Annual Last Remaining Seats.
The Los Angeles Conservancy celebrates a quarter century of presenting classic films and live entertainment in historic theatres. May 25 – June 29; Wednesdays at 8 p.m., plus bonus screenings Sunday, June 26 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Palace Theatre. All screenings in the Broadway Historic Theatre District of downtown Los Angeles. Advance tickets $20 for general public, $16 for L.A. Conservancy members. Tickets on sale March 30 to members, April 13 to general public. (213) 430-4219
May 25, 2011 to June 29, 2011 – Wednesdays starting at 8:00pm
An Architectural exhibition exploring the 4D possibilities of architecture
at SUPERFRONT Located in the Pacific Design Center.
Curated by Martin Roy Mervel and Ralph Spencer Steenblik.
Including: Craig Hodgetts, Syd Mead, Carlos Barbosa, Marcos Novak, Tim Durfee, Orhan Ayuce, F. Myles Sciotto, Roberto Prodo, Christopher Aykanian, Jay Vanos, Robin Nanney, Henrey Dominquez and Michael Fox
Opens May 26th, 2011
Ilan Dei Studio SUMMER SERIES: Contour Crafting – The Upcoming Revolution in Construction – Talk by Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis
Khoshnevis is the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) and Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, USC. The nature of construction has remained intensely manual throughout recorded history. Unlike in manufacturing, the growth of automation in construction has been slow. A promising new automation approach is Countour Crafting (CC). Invented by Behrokh Khoshnevis, Countour Crafting is a mega-scale fabrication process aiming at automated construction of whole structures as well as subcomponents. The potential of CC has become evident from experiments with various materials, geometries and scales. Using this process, a single building or a colony of buildings may be constructed automatically with all plumbing and electrical utilities embedded in each; yet each building could have a different design which can include complex curved features.
NASA is exploring possible application of CC in building on other planets.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 -7pm
2100 Zeno Place. Venice. California 90291
In Conversation: Marlena Donohue, Jean Michel Crettaz and Dr. Rob Spruitj
Edward Cella Art+Architecture: Join Marlena Donohue, Jean Michel Crettaz and Dr. Rob Spruijt in a discussion of the concepts of symmetry, rhythm, pattern, biomorphism and selective randomness as they occur in parallel and spontaneous arrangements in the natural world and the visual arts. Raising provocative questions about the relationship of these correspondences to creativity, the open dialogue seeks out essential parameters of design at the micro and macro levels.
In conjunction with the Primordial Algorithms exhibition – more info below.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 / 4:00 PM
6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Join the AIA|LA Historic Resources Committee for an exclusive “behind the scenes” tour of the Huntington Art Gallery which houses the European art collection and includes one of the most distinguished collections of 18th- and 19th-century British paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts outside London. The tour and talks will provide education about the following issues of Architectural Practice: The preservation approach to rehabilitation of the original Huntington Mansion, 1911. Developing solutions to technical design challenges with introducing new HVAC and Lighting systems Construction Challenges with installing shear walls in concealed wall areas.
May 28, 2011 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108, USA
The increasingly popular TEDx one-day lecture program comes to the UCLA campus with a wide-ranging assortment of short, lively presentations designed to spark imagination and dreams. TEDxUCLA 2011 is billed as a collective exploration around “Minding, Mining, Mending, and Mapping.” The event will include UCLA professors, instructors and students, as well as outside experts who will share stories from the arts, humanities, sciences, and technologies. Registration is required; pricing is $65 for the general public, $55 for UCLA alumni and $35 for UCLA students.
Speakers include David Feinberg, UCLA Medical Center CEO, discussing “healing humankind one patient at a time,” Harry Hellenbrand, Cal State Northridge provost, who will talk about learning, Rebeca Mendez, Design faculty member talking about the Arctic Circle, and many more.
Saturday, June 18, 10am-3pm at UCLA’s Broad Art Center.
Design Open Mic at Dwell on Design – Call for Submissions
Architecture for Humanity is hosting a one-hour Design Open Mic at Dwell on Design on June 25 at the LA Convention Center. We’ll be hosting the Pecha Kucha style presentation format on the Design Innovation Stage (http://dod.dwell.com/stages/4). We’ll be choosing designs that can be presented via PowerPoint or pdf (can include video clips) in 7 minutes that speak to the theme of “Regeneration” – this as a positive reflection of the recent natural disasters that have occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand and northeast Japan. The deadline is May 25 and finalists will be contacted by June 3. There’s free admission to Dwell on Design for finalists and a friend.
ONGOING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:
|AIA | LA Presents: 2×8 Source
2×8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students’ design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers, who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the successful work.
May 3, 2011 through June 3, 2011
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BROODWORK: It’s About Time
BRAD MILLER: PRIMORDIAL ALGORITHMS
MAK Center Presents Two-Part Exhibtion, 91 92 93,
With the Schindler House as the Backdrop
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House recently premiered the first half of a two-part exhibition, entitled 91 92 93 . The exhibition, presented in January and May, will examine the creation of an aesthetic idiom through key projects of the early 1990s with the migration of artists from New York to Los Angeles. Part one of the exhibition serves as a performative aspect, with the residence of Warren Niesluchowski, longtime assistant to Alanna Heiss of P.S. 1 in New York City. His piece will continue exploring concepts first presented in Simon Leung’s installation Warren Piece (in the 1970s) –which will be shown in part two of the exhibit–as a modern chapter in the enigmatic figure’s life.
Part Two: May 11, 2011 to August 1, 2011
Los Angeles Forum 2011 Sponsors and Contributors:
|Sponsors: St. Thomas the Apostle School, Blueprint, Colornet Press, and Woodbury University.
Contributors: AHBE Landscape Architects, Architects’ Newspaper, Arktura, Boffi, D+ Con Construction, Daly Genik Architects, Fred Fisher and Partners, Gehry Partners, Gensler, Griffin Enright Architects, House & Robertson Architects, Inc., Hinerfeld-Ward, Inc., Ilan Dei Studio, KCRW, Koning Eizenberg, LA AIA, Merry Norris Contemporary Art, Morphosis Architects, Pamela Burton & Company, Taylor & Company, Thornton Tomasetti, Osborn, SCI-Arc, Warren Techentin Architecture, Uprinting and WD Partners.