Jessica Bronson

Banham’s Four Ecologies Revisited: A series of images revisiting Reyner Banham’s view of Los Angeles thirty-five years after his seminal book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies (1971) was published. The book was considered not only one of the […]

The LA Forum is pleased to announce the release of ForumPortfolio2. The release party will be held on Tuesday, the 3rd of February 2009 at 7 pm at the LA Forum Gallery: 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. The […]

By reviewing Los Angeles through Banham’s now historic ecological categories (Autopia, Surfurbia, the Foothills, and the Plains of Id: each coined to lend clarity to an undefined, post-urban city), this year’s Portfolio artists present the ecologies one generation later, how both the city and the word “ecology” itself have evolved since the 1970s.