I’m writing to share my enthusiasm and support for the LA Forum and encourage you to join me. For over twenty-five years, this organization has changed the way we look at, think about, and make the designed environment in Southern […]
Approaching the completion of our successful 25th anniversary year, we look forward to a full year of LA Forum events in 2013. We ask you to please keep us in mind for your end-of-year giving, and to either maintain your […]
Unfinished Business Panel Discussion Images On July 14, 2012, The Los Angeles Forum conducted two panel discussion in conjunction with the UNFINISHED BUSINESS retrospective exhibition. Images by Monica Nouwens and Luke Gibson Panel 1: Publishing as Practice July 14, 2012 at 2 pm […]
Unfinished Business: Panel Discussions Please join the LA Forum on Saturday afternoon, July 14th for two panel discussions in conjunction with our UNFINISHED BUSINESS retrospective exhibition. The opening night reception for the exhibition follows immediately after the discussions. Panel […]
Gallery Talk/Panel Discussion at LA Forum Events @ WUHO* in conjunction with the exhibition Connection Points: Konrad Wachsmann Reconsidered / Analytical Drawings and Models by John Enright Saturday, September 25th, 2010, 3:00pm-4:30pm with exhibition closing reception immediately following from 4:30-7:00pm. […]
Accompanying the Meet the Nelsons exhibition will be a gallery conversation between Wes Jones and Craig Hodgetts, FAIA. May 24, 2009 at 4pm LA Forum gallery 6520 Hollywood Blvd.
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to have honored Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung at our 2004 Forumfest held at The Connor Pavilion of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on October 28 from […]
During the Fall of 1994, the Forum sponsored “Civic Innovations” an open design competition which seeks to influence the design of modest elements found on every street throughout Los Angeles. Competition categories include bus shelters, street lighting, public restrooms in […]
Featuring an essay by Craig Hodgetts called “Swimming to Suburbia: Some Thoughts on the New City and How it Came to be That Way”
L.A.’s streets and avenues are stitched together from a mosaic of discrete city grids which are discontinuously linked by dislocations, swerving axes and polar rotations. These grids open vistas, frame trivialities and reveal anomalies. It is a system of altercations and inconsistencies—of thoughtless breadth and pragmatic anticipation which has bred, albeit carelessly, the culture of cruising, hatchbacks and convenience corners which exemplify the present vision of the future city.