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Delirious LA Calendar November 8, 2010

UPCOMING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:

Designing a Solid Foundation in Construction Administration
Legal Trends Seminar Series by the Association for Women in Architecture – Los Angeles
The Construction Administration phase presents a variety of challenges for design professional on big and small projects alike.  Come learn about new developments in the law and gain a few tips to help shape your role on the site.  Presented by Christie Bodnar Swiss, Esq. and Erin R. Dunkerly, Esq.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 pm
Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP
1100 El Centro Street, South Pasadena
RSVP by November 2 to Pamela Kassoff 626-243-1100, pkassoff@ccmslaw.com
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LECTURE: On The Beaten Track by Lucy Lippard
Lippard has published 20 books on feminism, art, politics and place and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations. In her lecture, “Farther Afield,”she will speak on landscape, history, place-making and tourism from an interdisciplinary perspective.
November 10th, 2010 – 7pm to 9pm
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Marc Fornes: Guerilla Style
Marc Fornes is the founder and principal of the New York-based THEVERYMANY, a design studio and collaborative research forum engaging the field of architecture via what he calls “explicit and encoded protocols.”
Wednesday, November 10, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
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HAMMER Screening: Space, Land, and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm
Space, Land, and Time is the first film to consider the work of the renegade 1970s art/architecture collective Ant Farm, best known for its iconic land-art piece Cadillac Ranch.  Radical architects, video pioneers, and mordantly funny cultural commentators, the Ant Farmers created a body of deeply subversive multidisciplinary work that questioned the boundaries of architecture and everything else in the process.  Incorporating archival video, new footage, and animation based on zany period sketches, this film is about the joy of creation in a time when there were no limits.
Wednesday, November 10 – 7:00pm at Billy Wilder Theater
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LECTURE: SUBCULTURE, The Meaning of Style by Dick Hebdige
The lecture is in partnership with Santa Monica College Dept of Art, sponsored by SMC Associates. His talk scans contemporary art and media culture to see how far ideas about and attitudes toward youth and youth culture, consumerism, embodiment and bonding, the power of perversion, the politics of insubordination, friendship, sex and love have changed in the three decades since punk first exploded on the scene.
November 11th, 2010- 7pm to 9pm
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Green Streets + Complete Streets = Living Streets
AIA|LA Urban Design Committee presents Green Streets, and Complete Streets. As part of our Green Streets/Great Streets series, we have gathered some of the local experts on designing and implementing livable streets so we can focus on some basic concepts and implementation tools for making great streets. The issues of Green Streets and Complete streets are often looked at as separate issues, however they cannot be separated. As our panelists have already passionately stated, it’s imperative that we look at the broad concept of Livable or Living Streets and what we should do to advocate and implement them in our cities.
Wednesday, November 10 – 7:00pm
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New Los Angeles Holocaust Museum Designed to Look Forward
Santa Monica-based Hagy Belzberg, FAIA, of Belzberg Architects designed the newly finished Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust with forward movement in mind. Built into the landscape of Pan Pacific Park, the sleek white building is sunken into the earth, and its green roof and white pedestrian paths blend it seamlessly into the rest of the park. The building, adjacent to the existing Holocaust memorial, gives a new home to the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States.
Thursday, November 11, 6-8 PM
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An art collection? At LAUSD?
What’s in the Art and Artifact Collection at the Los Angeles Unified School District?  More than 30,000 historical artifacts and visual resources, dating back to the opening of the District’s first school in 1855.
Friday, November 12, from 10am to 1pm
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Margaret Griffin: Griffin Enright Architects
Margaret Griffin, A.I.A. is a co-founder (with John Enright) and principal of the Los Angeles-based Griffin Enright Architects, a collaborative practice that yields creative, forward-thinking designs. Her firm’s work combines innovation and experimentation with a desire to explore cultural complexities relative to the built environment.
Friday, November 12, 1pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
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Hungry Urbanism: The feeding of essential ingredients into systems in need.
Fall Lecture Series, Department of Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona
Michael Pinto proposes a way of working that identifies gaps in the social, economic, cultural workings of our city as a means of steering practice. In his work as a practitioner and as an academic, Michael presents a body of work that interfaces with the educational system, the food system, the transportation system, and various social economies in the City of Los Angeles.
Cal Poly Pomona, Building 3-2870
Friday, November 12th, 2010 – 12:00pm
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Public Interest: Projects and Prototypes

Otis’ MFA Public Practice Program and LACE co-host this day-long event with a Los Angeles-centric look at the burgeoning field of arts-based public projects and practices. Fifteen artists and collectives offer rapid-fire presentations to examine a range of arts approaches, followed by a series of peer-to-peer roundtable workshops. This is the concluding event in Street Smart, three events on public art, during the week.
November 13, 2010, 9:30am to 4:00pm
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Talk at LAPD Headquarters: Consensus Building

The Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter (SAH/SCC) hosts a reception and lecture at the new Los Angeles Police Department Administration Building in Downtown LA. The event will include a talk and slide presentation from AECOM design principal Jose Palacios, who partnered with project architect Paul Danna. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Gold project for sustainability, the new headquarters was conceived and executed through a highly collaborative process with over 30 public workshops involving a wide variety of community and stakeholder groups. Proper consideration of key issues including building massing, traffic, pedestrian circulation, amenities and open space enabled the designers to provide generous public spaces, civic plazas, and lush gardens that promote a sense of openness and community between the LAPD and surrounding neighborhood.
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
LAPD Administration Building / 100 W. First Street / Los Angeles, CA 90012
Light refreshments provided.
Free for SAH/SCC Members; $20 for non-member guests
Reservations required: call 800.972.4722, email info@sahscc.org, or go to www.sahscc.org
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Tour the Mark Taper Forum with AIA|LA Historic Resources Committee
The AIA|LA Historic Resources Committee invites you to this special tour of the famed Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles. Join a representative from the Music Center, as well as a member of Rios Clementi Hale Studios, responsible for the renovation of Welton Becket’s original design, for an inside look at the history and design of this iconic building.
November 15, 2010 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lecture: BplusU, Herwig Baumgartner + Scott Uriu – Vectorfields
Woodbury University in the Ahmanson Main Space
November 16, 2010 – 6:00pm
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Mayoral Sustainable Housing and Transportation Summit | LA Business Council
Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Business
November 17, 2010 from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
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EVENT: Nov. 18 at Seven Grand – George Kelly, AIA Presents and Architecture for Humanity LA – RSVP
Join FORM November 18 as we celebrate November/December’s Designing for the Senses issue at Seven Grand. Featuring a presentation on bar/lounge design with George Kelly, AIA of Kelly Architects.
Find out how to support Architecture for Humanity LA for 2011.
November 18, 2010 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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MAIRA KALMAN: VARIOUS ILLUMINATIONS (OF A CRAZY WORLD)
The Skirball Cultural Center presents the first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman (b. 1949 Tel Aviv), known for her whimsical yet probing imagery. On view from November 17, 2010 through February 13, 2011, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) features original works on paper that span thirty years, along with less widely seen works in photography, design, embroidery, textiles, and performance.
Tuesday, November 16, 8:00 pm
November 17, 2010-February 13, 2011

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Coy Howard Gallery Exhibition Discussion: Part I + Part II
A two-part exhibition by SCI-Arc long-time faculty member Coy Howard is being presented in the SCI-Arc Gallery this fall, with Part II: Whispers and Echoes, opening on November 19 and remaining on view through January 9, 2011.
Friday, November 19, 7pm
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Lecture: Thom Mayne
Morphosis, Woodbury University in the Ahmanson Main Space.
November 23, 2010 – 6:00pm
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Lea Anderson – Membrainchain: A Mind-Blending Installation
In Membrainchain, Anderson connects hundreds upon hundreds of distinct “Membrain” units together in a meandering but never-ending chain, filling the exhibition space. The membrane-like materials exude chromatic vitality and movement in a growing, interconnected circuit. Each transparent, sprouting form is made through a complex digital process related to painting and sculpture. Offramp Gallery is pleased to present Membrainchain: A Mind-Blending Installation by Albuquerque-based artist, Lea Anderson, from October 24 – November 21, 2010. The closing reception will be on Sunday, November 21, from 2-5pm with an artist’s talk at 3pm.
October 24, 2010 to November 21, 2010
November 21, 2010 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm – Artists talk at 3pm.

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Nada Subotinic

Woodbury University, in the Fletcher Jones Auditorium
December 3, 2010 – 5:30pm
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SCI-ARC GALLERY EXHIBITION BOOK DEBUT
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) announces the book release of SCI-Arc Gallery 2002-10, produced by SCI-Arc Press and published by AADCU, Beijing. A discussion with gallery exhibitors and Director Eric Owen Moss will be held in SCI-Arc’s W.M. Keck Lecture Hall on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 7:00 pm. A book signing and reception will follow.
December 3, 2010, at 7:00 pm
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Skid Row’s Socially Conscious Architect: Talk and Tour With Michael Maltzan
On Dec 4th, join us for a talk with Michael about his projects on Skid Row, including the Rainbow and Carver apartments commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust and the Inner City Arts campus. We’ll be meeting at ICA and following Michael’s lecture in the library, we’ll be going on a tour of campus.
The lecture is free, but in the spirit of the season and event, we ask that attendees bring a donation of art supplies.
December 4th, 2010 – 11:00am
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‘To the Manor Reborn’ West Adams Heritage Association’s 24th annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour and Progressive Dinner
It’s time to celebrate the Holiday Season with “To the Manor Reborn,” West Adams Heritage Association’s (WAHA) annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour and Progressive Dinner – a wonderful, once-a-year opportunity to wine and dine in some of the finest homes in historic West Adams.
Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5
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ONGOING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:

BROODWORK online series:
BROODWORK has kicked off a project series with Herman Miller’s Lifework online:
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‘LIGHT FRAMES’, GAIL PETER BORDEN’S INSTALLATION
Los Angeles, CA –   Architecture and landscape research center, Materials & Applications (M&A), welcomes Gail Peter Borden and his pair of towering structures which are being assembled over the course of three weekends by community participants. The opening, which will attract architecture and design enthusiasts from all over Southern California, is free and open to all.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 4PM – 6PM to mid-March, from 10am-10pm.
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ARE SEMINARS
Saturday October 16
Building Systems: Mechanical w/ Richard Holzer
9am – 5pm
Saturday October 23
Building Systems: Electrical w/ Russ Givens
Saturday November 6 & 13
Building Design & Construction Systems w/ Dean Vlahos, FAIA
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SCI-ARC LIBRARY GALLERY EXHIBITION: Jakob + MacFarlane ABOUT
The lecture WALK by Brendan MacFarlane, Principal, Jakob + MacFarlane, Paris, France will begin at 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall. A reception for the exhibition ABOUT will follow in the Library Gallery.  The exhibition will feature drawings, renderings, and photographs of two projects currently under construction in France: the Orange Box in Lyon, and the FRAC Centre (Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain) in Orléans.
November 3 – December 12, 2010
LECTURE AND RECEPTION – Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – 7pm

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VECTORFIELDS |Scott Uriu and Herwig Baumgartner
Exhibition Opening and Book Release Party
Recent work by BplusU (Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu). The installation reconstructs the lively studio space of BplusU with all its artifacts, materials, and mockups into the WUHo gallery. It will create an intimate insight into the design process that includes studies of formal and digital transformation of sound wave patterns into building structures, representation of the digital design and fabrication processes, and utilization of Vectorfields in the design process of BplusU.
WUHo (Woodbury Hollywood): 6518 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
November 4 through November 27
Exhibition Hours: Thursdays through Sundays 1-6pm
Opening Night: Thursday, November 4, 2010 – 7-10pm

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California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction
Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is proud to present the fourth California Design Biennial, Action/Reaction, an exhibition that highlights the most significant and innovative designs being created in California.
July 18, 2010 – October 31, 2010
490 E Union street
Pasadena CA, 91101
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URBAN HIKES: FORGOTTEN LA
A unique series of tours devoted to the exploration and celebration of sometimes-forgotten parts of Los Angeles. URBAN HIKES provides a unique and enriching view into neighborhoods such as Little Tokyo, Leimert Park, MacArthur Park, Korea Town, the Downtown Historic Core, Boyle Heights and many more. The Summer 2010 Urban Hike series included, Echo Park, MacArthur Park and a dip in the LA River.  Los Angeles poet and native Mike Sonksen, aka ‘Mike the Poet’, performs his poems live and loud while providing a cultural, historical, and architectural tour exploring the forgotten and hidden gems in our City of Angels.
LEIMERT PARK > SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 > 11AM
LITTLE TOKYO > SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 > 11AM
EAGLE ROCK > SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 > 11AM

General 4-Tour Package: $40
General PER TOUR: $15
A+D MEMBERS + StudentS 4-Tour PACKAGE: $15
A+D Members + students PER TOUR: $5
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