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The LAF Anthology, conceived and developed under the guidance of Joe Day and Chava Danielson and documenting the Forum’s legacy of writing on and in Los Angeles, has received a grant from the Graham Foundation. A project team of current LAF […]

A Book Talk and Signing Thursday, December 5th, 7 p.m. Hennessey + Ingalls 214 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401 Join author and architect Joe Day in conversation with LA Forum board member and critic Mimi Zeiger. A 50-year survey of […]

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 […]

This annual series has been an important showcase for emerging design talent in Los Angeles over the last fifteen years. All lectures take place on Tuesdays at 7:30pm at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, […]

An exhibit of eight much-anticipated public projects in Los Angeles, “What’s Shakin’: New Architecture in LA,” has just finished its run at the Geffen Contemporary and the Pacific Design Center. Though well advertised and attended, with a media campaign including […]

Mike Davis interview by Joe Day Just before departing on a promotional junket for Ecology of Fear (Metropolitan, 1998), Mike Davis took a couple of hours one morning to answer some questions from the Forum. He had just completed a […]

Articles:

Postscript, After 7 Years
Grahame Shane

Steven Flusty on Skid Row
Steven Flusty

The Shower Truck
Li Wen

Andrew Castrucci/Dystopia Deferred
Joe Day

Postered throughout downtown New York last year, the concentric diagram appeared equally an annotated target, enigmatic roadmap, and highly personalized flowchart. Andrew Castrucci composed this spiral of philosophical terms and concrete objects, twining them together in unlikely causal chains that […]

For this issue we compiled a reading list of suggestions from our friends and colleagues. Grahame Shane describes incursions made by alternate voices and views of the city in Postmodern Cities and Spaces, Joe Day argues for a broadening of architectural vision in a decade of pragmatism in his review of the Dia Art Foundation Discussion Series, Kevin O’Brien poses alternatives to erudition in his review of Compulsive Beauty, Tom Marble describes the materialization of a screenplay in the mind of a designer and Arden Yang presents the architectural imaginings of a movie producer. In closing this issue, we remember the passing of a good friend.

REVIEW: Vision and Visuality Hal Foster, Editor Dia Art Foundation Discussions in Contemporary Culture, no. 2 Bay Press 1988. and Visual Display: Culture Beyond Appearances Lynne Cooke and Peter Wollen, Editors Dia Art Foundation Discussions in Contemporary Culture, no. 10 […]

THE AIA CONVENTION COMES TO TOWN: David Jensen and Joe Day take issue with the state of the profession. Robert Adams presents our own Broadway District with new eyes. Fred Dewey describes the consequences of ‘Cyburbia.’

The American Institute of Architects has a window of opportunity in Los Angeles that it has not enjoyed in the last twenty years. For a variety of reasons, few having much to do with the AIA, young designers in California […]

Articles:

RE: defining the American Dream
Alison Lynn

Dream On
John Chase

State of the Art
Joe Day

Home on the Range
Aaron Betsky

I Like X
Douglas MacLeod

(or, just Out of Spite?) Out of Site: A Social Criticism of Architecture, edited by Diane Ghirardo, (Seattle: Bay Press, 1991), 249 pages, $16.95 essays by Margaret Crawford, Mike Davis, Rosalyn Deutsche, Kenneth Frampton, Diane Ghirardo, Vincent Pecora, Tony Schuman and Ferruccio […]

Articles:

Babylon Davisited. Or, to boost a Debunker
Joe Day

In Search of Identity
Christian Hubert

Any Part
Peter Lipson

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future of Los Angeles, by Mike Davis, Verso, 462 pages, photographs by Robert Morrow. In a city so often scorched by the sun’s brutal gaze, one seldom confronts the incredible variety of paradox and contradiction frozen in […]

Articles:

Chaos and its (Dis)Contents: The Boys O’Freud
Joe Day

Violated Perfection: A Critical Review
Diane Ghirardo

The Armand Hammer Museum and Mausoleum or Life After Death, Building Beyond Blandness
Aaron Betsky

When called upon to discuss their work they hedge. They’ll talk about baseball and fish, Derrida and Oldenburg, lit theory and pop art, new girlfriends and children. Peter Eisenman and Frank Gehry are the Corleone brothers of avant-garde architecture, refusing […]