Lab Talk #1 – Thursday, February 9 | 7:30pm (admission free)
Organizing: Designing an Inclusive LA
At a time of pronounced political and cultural divisions, how do we design a public sphere that brings the diverse, sometimes insular, communities of LA together?
Hosted by Madeline Brand of KCRW’s “Press Play“. She will be joined by Professor and Director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, Ananya Roy; artist and co-founder of the Watts House Project, Edgar Arceneaux; Executive Director of cicLAvia and former Deputy Mayor of Energy and Environment, Romel Pascual; and West Hollywood City Councilmember, John D’Amico.
An exhibit marking ten years of influential research from cityLAB posits innovative solutions for the future of Los Angeles and the 21st century metropolis.
For the past ten years, cityLAB – UCLA has been at the center of innovation thought about the architecture of the city, particularly in Los Angeles. The “cityLAb, Times Ten” exhibition showcases the lab’s research on some of the critical challenges facing the 21st century metropolis ranging from housing to density and transportation.
Collaborative, experimental projects serve as prototypes of progressive architecture that holds multiplier effects, with the potential to impact the urban fabric of Southern California and beyond. The work from cityLAB is exhibited in three categories: Desk, Neighbor, and Place. Looking to the future, creative projects from six of Los Angeles’ most talented young architects explore the city’s coming decade.
Bringing together some of LA’s outstanding cultural journalists with civic leaders, designers, and innovators from accross the city, LAB Talks” will offer a vibrant and engaging inversitagion of the visions and questions posed by the show, as well as an exploration of the strategic partnerships mobilizing new directions for the city.
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