A panel discussion bringing together members of the architectural, art and design communities to discuss cultural and iconographic aspects of the dingbat apartment building in Los Angeles – both existing conditions as well as proposals from the LA Forum’s recently completed Dingbat 2.0 Design Competition. This is the second of two panel discussions presented in conjunction with the Dingbat 2.0 Exhibition, which shows the work of both the competition as well as historic documentation of dingbat apartment buildings.
The panel discussion will be moderated by LA Forum Board member Francie Stefan, Strategic Planning Manager, City of Santa Monica.
Barbara Bestor, Principal, Bestor Architecture & Author,Bohemian Modern / Chair, Graduate School of Architecture at Woodbury University
Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Mimi Zeiger, Editor, Loud Paper Architectural Zine and Blog
Alan Hess, Architecture Critic & Author of numerous books, including Palm Springs Weekend and Googie Redux:Ultramodern Roadside Architecture
The first panel discussion, Dingbat as Urban Typology, will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 3-6 pm, and will be moderated by LA Forum Board member Francie Stefan, Strategic Planning Manager, City of Santa Monica.