Los Angeles designers have long valued the region’s capacity for experimentation in fabrication and materiality. The postwar years, even through the early 90s, engaged a hands-on design culture of modeling, prototyping, and testing, which cut across industrial design, Hollywood, and architecture. How have the advance of digital media, new materials, and new systems of fabrication changed that? What is the new status of making in the city today?
This is the final of three evening panels called “Lab Talks” that will bring people together to debate design’s role in the city.
All Lab Talks are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but space is limited.
Please RSVP for guaranteed entry and seating.
Frances Anderton, Host and Executive Producer of DnA: Design and Architecture, KCRW
Don Chadwick, Industrial Designer at Knoll and Herman Miller
Steve Glenn, Managing Director, livinghomes, and CEO, plant prefab
Jia Gu and Maxi Spina of Spinagu: architecture, curation, and pedagogy
Marta Nowak and Iman Ansari of AN.ONYMOUS: transdisciplinary design and technology