First held in 1989, the Forum’s OUT THERE DOING IT lecture series at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House has provided Los Angeles with a key venue for emerging design practitioners.

The names in the first year’s series define a new generation that succeeds the Santa Monica School of the 1980s: Franklin D. Israel, Aks Runo, Central Office of Architecture, Johnson/Favaro, Michele Saee, Ron McCoy, Norman Millar, Neil Denari, Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones, John Lautner, Michael Burch, O’Herlihy+Warner, Guthrie+Buresh, Lubowicki Lanier, Janek Bielski, Christian Hubert, Josh Schweitzer, Charles and Elizabeth Lee, Hodgetts+Fung, Koning Eizenberg, Gary Paige, Wagner+Webb, David Kellen, Blake+Au, RAW Architecture, Chris Genik and Victoria Casasco. The results would be collected in Aaron Betsky’s EXPERIMENTAL ARCHITECTURE IN LOS ANGELES, published by the Forum and Rizzoli in 1991. After a fourteen year run, the Forum temporarily retired OUT THERE DOING IT to launch ON THE MAP, a new series in which architects speak about their work in a setting of their own design.

This fall marks the return of OUT THERE DOING IT. In reviving this series to complement ON THE MAP, we turn the Forum’s attention to work by practitioners that is experimental, emerging, theoretical, and conceptual.

5 October
Mark McManus, Instant Days [Andrea Lenardin Madden], David Wiseman

12 October
Form:uLA [Bryan Cantley and Kevin O’Donnell], I/O [Alexis Rochas]

19 October
Doug Suisman

Presentation and book-signing for THE ARC: A FORMAL STRUCTURE FOR THE PALESTINIAN STATE, published by the RAND Corporation. Lecture co-sponsored by the RAND Corporation and the Urban Design Committee of the AIA/LA.

26 October
ReD [Marta Male], Hostcell [Axel Prichard-Schmitzberger]

2 November
Institute for Advanced Architecture-LA [Fiona Whitton and Sean Dockray], ODESCO [Michael A. Fox]

All lectures at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House is located at 835 North Kings Rd, West Hollywood 90069

All lectures begin at 7.30pm and are outside. Dress warmly if it’s cold!

Admission $10, $6 for students, free for Forum members or Friends of the Schindler House