Saturday, November 11th, 2023 ︎ 4:30pm

Please join us for Under the Influence 003, which will take place at the iconic Manola Court (aka Sachs Apartments) by R.M. Schindler.

Under the Influence is a series of conversations that expands upon the concepts of Los Angeles Modernism. This radical movement rejected predetermined rules and embraced experimentation, striving for freedom of expression in all areas of culture. Modernism also catalyzed an interest in social equality, politics, healthy environments, new materials, and innovation, ushering design into a new and transformative era. The series brings together architects, artists, and designers from all over the world to engage in dialogue with local architects, landscape architects, and creatives in LA's iconic modernist spaces. Bringing foreign and local voices into experimental and progressive conversations, we aim to uncover the influence of this radical approach on today’s culture and will reflect on what we do next.

Two speakers are invited for each talk: one local and one from elsewhere. Each speaker will present their work, highlighting the direct or indirect influence of the experimental approach that Los Angeles Modernism set in motion. The presentation will be followed by a dialogue among the speakers and with the audience, initiated by a question asked of each speaker to the other.

Speakers: José Amozurrutia and Carlos Facio, founding partners of TO (Mexico City); and Julie Einzenberg, FAIA, LFRAIA, founding principal of Koning Eizenberg Architects (Los Angeles).
Date: Saturday, Nov 11th, 4:30 to 7:30pm
Venue: Manola Court (aka the Sachs Apartments), by R.M. Schindler
Tickets: Non-Members $30, Members and Students $15
TO is a Mexico City–based architecture and design practice that was founded in 2015 by Jose Amozurrutia and Carlos Facio. Often located in public spaces, TO’s projects deploy simple tectonic solutions using local vernacular construction methods and materials. TO's work engages in frequent dialogue with the people that use their knowledge, culture, and hands to build: masonry workers, carpenters, ironworkers, artisans, and anyone who is driven by the wish of turning ideas into built and inhabitable environments. Their recent works include Kithara School of Music, the public space projects for PILARES program, for Mexico City's government, and for SEDATU´S Urban Improvement Program in collaboration with Colectivo C733, with Ecoparque Bacalar, Estacion Tapachula, Mercado Matamoros, and Polideportivo Helios in Ciudad Acuña. The firm was a finalist for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in New York.
Julie Eizenberg, FAIA, LFRAIA, is a founding principal of Koning Eizenberg in Los Angeles. She brings design vision, leadership, and expertise to the firm’s people oriented design approach. She is an astute observer leading investigations that reshape the way we think about conventional building typologies. Her focus on the user experience whether it is an individual, underserved community or the public at large brings an empathetic perspective that translates seemingly mundane programs into places of ease and generosity. Julie teaches and lectures around the world, served on many boards including Public Architecture and From Youth Inside films. She was awarded the AIA | LA chapter Gold medal in 2012, Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2019 and the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture award in 2021. In 2020, Julie was honored as a Design Leader in Architectural Record’s Women in Architecture Awards.
This program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, and by Neutra VDL Studio and Residences.
Special thanks to the Manola Court for hosting this event.

Event Organizers: Lorena Garcia & Monica Lamela Blazquez, Donatella Cusmá, Roberto Paz

Image Credits:
Image 1: The Music Room at Manola Court (aka the Sachs Apartments), Los Angeles, 1920s, R.M. Schindler.
Image 2: Campanario Pavilion at Museo Experimental el Eco, Mexico City, 2018, TO. Photo by Cesar Bejar
Image 3: Kithara Music Kiosk, Mexico City, 2022, TO. Photo by Santiago Arau
Image 4: Palimpsesto Pavilion at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, 2021, TO. Photo by Arturo Arrieta
Image 5: Bacalar Ecopark, Quintana Roo, 2022, TO as part of Colectivo C733. Photo by Rafael Gamo
Image 6: Flor Lofts, Los Angeles, 2020, Koning Eizenberg Architecture. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier
Image 7: Flor Lofts, Los Angeles, 2020, Koning Eizenberg Architecture. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier
Image 8: See-Through House, Santa Monica, 2014, Koning Eizenberg Architecture. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier.
Image 9: MuseumLab, Pittsburgh, 2019, Koning Eizenberg Architecture. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier.
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