The spring quarter lectures were added to the new poster which was released since I last posted about winter quarter lectures, so I'll post all of them together here to recap:
Feb 6 - Christopher Bangle (Director of Group Design for BMW
*CANCELED* Feb 10 - Winy Maas (MVRDV
We just heard from the department that this lecture is canceled, but that they're going to try to reschedule for Spring quarter.
Feb 23 - Enric Ruiz-Geli
(Cloud 9 architecture studio)
March 4 - Billie Tsien (Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
March 9 - Peter Ebner (Ebner and Friends Architecture
April 13 - Jean-Louis Cohen (who I don't know anything about but who appears to be
a writer on modernist architecture?)
May 4 - Jun Aoki
May 11 - Ben Ball (of Ball-Nogues Studio
, who gave a nice lecture at SCI-Arc a year or so ago; and I love that their studio is in my former (and favorite) hood, Echo Park)
There are also a bunch of lectures at SCI-Arc
, of which I'm probably most excited about Elena Manferdini
(March 25) and my instructor for both studio and tech last quarter, Jason Payne
(April 8). USC has a lecture series too
of course, but none of the topics really grab me this semester.
Artist/landscape architect/animal architect Fritz Haeg
(watch out, his site resizes your entire browser window; ew) of "Edible Estates" and "Animal Estates" fame is giving a talk at Pomona College, which I may be driving my roommate to as she's currently writing her thesis on "food rituals in art practice". Haeg's work is actually kind of interesting, and definitely applicable to architecture. The talk is at Pomona College Museum of Art, 333 N. College Way, Claremont, at 4:15pm on February 11.
there's an interesting sounding lecture called "The Strange Genius of Sir John Soane", given by the director of Sir John Soane's Museum, London, who "will discuss Soane, the idiosyncratic architect" (whose work I've heard referenced in studio recently). Late notice though; it's tomorrow, Monday January 26, at 7pm in the Brown Auditorium.
-I'm not sure how long it'll be up for, but the current show at the UCLA AUD gallery is "Currents", showing current student work. My group's basin from our tech seminar is installed.
-An installation by another first year studio instructor, Predock_Frane
is up for one last week at the LAForum Gallery (6520 Hollywood Blvd) - closing Friday, January 30.
-In the SCI-Arc gallery is an installation by Susanne Zottl: A Styrofoam Lover with (E)motions of Concrete
-During the month of April, in the really amazing Echo Park gallery/event space/science and culture thinktank Machine Project will be installed the Increasingly Spooky Forest
, which I will not miss.
Finally, UCLA AUD has a new website
which looks and functions nicely, but is barely more linkable than the last one.
At least I can link to categories
now, if not individual pages or items. Annoyingly it doesn't appear to have a list or calendar of upcoming lectures? Less surprisingly, it looks like we still won't have a watchable archive of previous lectures. Oh well, at least I can comfort myself with those charming electronica tones when the site loads.