Join the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and the Architecture + Design Museum for a discussion on creative practices with Come In! DTLA exhibitors including LA Forum Board Member Jessica Fleischmann, LA Forum Advisory Board Member Tim Durfee, LA Forum collaborators Lisa Little, Erin Besler and Ian Besler, and Guvenc Ozel. The event will be moderated by Danielle Rago, exhibition curator and Jennifer Marmon, architect and LA Forum Board Member.
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About the Panelists
Erin Besler & Ian Besler are the cofounders of Besler & Sons, a Los Angeles based practice that works across multiple sites of production. They work through references to reuse things that are already in circulation—things that they find interesting—and refit them into a slightly different framework through models, mockups, media, and software. Erin is faculty at UCLA in the Department of Architecture & Urban Design. Ian is a lecturer of design at the University of Southern California and adjunct faculty at ArtCenter College of Design.
Tim Durfee develops architectural projects that respond to the new hybrids characteristic of contemporary life: the tangible with the intangible, the social with the cultural, the pragmatic with the aspirational, the actual with the simulated. Tim Durfee Studio has won distinctions from the AIA, AIGA, PRINT, Architizer, Core77, and BUILD. In 2015 their installation, co-curated with Mimi Zeiger, was awarded the Bronze Dragon at the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture. Tim is Research Professor in Media Design Practices at ArtCenter College of Design.
Jessica Fleischmann cofounded Still Room, a graphic design studio with Dorothy Lin. Their expertise is socially-engaged cultural work with architects, artists, confectioners, cultural institutions, food people, photographers, and writers.
Lisa Little is the founder of Vertebrae, the firm brings together the rigor of engineering with the pleasure of making things by hand. Their work ranges from residential and commercial commissions to sculpture and large-scale public installations. Recent projects include private residences, commercial interiors and large scale artworks which have appeared in the L.A. Times, Interior Design, California Design Biennial, and numerous museums and galleries.
Guvenc Ozel is currently one of the lead design faculty members in the Suprastudio program of UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, where he also holds the IDEAS Program Advisor position. He is also the founder of Ozel Office, an interdisciplinary design practice creating spaces, objects and experiences at the intersection of architecture, technology and media.
Event reception sponsored by Platform for Architecture + Research