Forum Newsletter – May 1994

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.’

This article is an attempt to outline some of the current work being produced by architects and activists who are responding to concrete social, political, and economic changes, from Canadian Zine Splinter to local Los Angeles activists.

LA Forum Newsletter – May 1994: Ruminations on the places, buildings, shops and people of Downtown Los Angeles, on and off Broadway.

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 […]

L.A. has long been boosterized as a kind of paradise for commerce and fantasy. It has also been lamented for its lack of a sense of community, for cars out of control, people’s retreat into isolation, and the privatization of […]

Antic architecture goes against the grain, only that which embodies power, whether that of the Medicis or of MacDonald’s. Architecture has served power and in return has been head-locked by it. Similarly, the institutions that define and support architecture; the media, […]

Excerpt from the architecture zine Splinter #4: Glare & the Antic Architecture Cinema, Summer 1991, Barry Isenor + Kenneth Hayes, Editors. There was an arresting moment in a film we saw recently. Beyond swirling blue and black images of desolate […]