John Southern is an architect and cultural critic based out of Los Angeles. His office, Urban Operations, specializes in design/build projects, installations, and research endeavors which seek to expand critical discourse within the design profession. The firm’s work has appeared in galleries and publications in both Europe and the United States, and has been selected to exhibit images of a recent Los Angeles pocket park project in the 2012 Venice Biennale. The firm will release its 5th pamphlet on the American skyscraper entitled “Wilshire Star Maps II”, through its research division, Urbanops.org in the fall of 2012. John is also the editor for Drowninginculture.com, an ever expanding archive of criticism, documenting metropolitan life in Los Angeles and beyond.
Instigating Change with Common Ground, Tue, Sep 18 '12
In the age where cultural production has usurped industrial production as the driver for Western economies, the Venice Architecture Biennale represents a special kind of affair. This three month-long bonanza of architecture and urban design represents a collection of diverse principles ...
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, MArch2
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Architectural Design