Saturday, November 5th, 2022 ︎ 5:00 pm

The L.A. Forum invites you to Under the Influence, a series of conversations that bring together well-regarded international and local architects and designers into conversation where they investigate and expand on the influence of Los Angeles’ modernist era. Set in curated iconic and modernist spaces in L.A., the series aims to engage speakers in provocative dialogue with each other and with the audience.

The first in this series features David Godshall, principal of TERREMOTO, and Wonne Ickx, cofounder of PRODUCTORA. They will discuss their work, highlighting the influence of L.A.’s modernism on their journey. They will also address the effect of this period on the City since. This program brings the public into intimate spaces to ignite a fluid dialogue and further explore the topics initiated by these speakers.
A livestream of the event was broadcast from our Instagram live. If you missed the event, you can watch the recording on our YouTube channel. Stay up to date on future Under the Influence and other L.A. Forum programming by joining our mailing list.
Wonne Ickx studied civil engineering and architecture at the University of Ghent, Belgium and the ETSAM in Madrid, Spain. He continued his studies with a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from the Centre for Metropolitan Studies (CEMET) at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2006, he founded PRODUCTORA in Mexico City, together with Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya, and Victor Jaime. PRODUCTORA has received many awards for their work, including the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architects and the Oscar Niemeyer Prize for Latin American Architecture.
David Godshall is a landscape architect and co-founder of TERREMOTO, a landscape architecture firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. David is both purist and punk—a native of Southern California who understands that the messier a geography, the more interesting a project. He specializes in localized landscapes that are both formally and conceptually adventurous. To say the least, David makes poetry of plants.
Special thanks to Ravenhill Studio for hosting and to Neutra VDL House for supporting this event.
House Photo: @laurejoliet
Event Organizers: Lorena Garcia & Monica Lamela Blazquez
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