Bonus Session: Reflections on "Shelter" in Los Angeles
We're pleased to announce a special bonus episode of Archinect Sessions, featuring a live recording of the closing panel discussion for "Shelter" at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles.To close out the exhibition on November 6, curators Sam Lubell and Danielle Rago hosted two panel... View full entry
Next Up Mini-Session #3: a panel discussion with Claus Benjamin Freyinger, Andrew Kovacs and Jimenez Lai
After accumulating over four hours of live interviews from our first-ever live-podcasting series, "Next Up", held at Jai & Jai Gallery in Los Angeles' Chinatown and at the opening weekend of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, we're now letting them go, one by one. Leading up to the... View full entry
Contemplating film and architecture at FXFOWLE's "Urban Narratives" panel
Los Angeles – FXFOWLE Architects celebrated the release of their new monograph last Thursday night with "Urban Narratives", a panel discussion on, perhaps surprisingly, storytelling. Currently, the trope of describing design disciplines, and many forms of marketing and new media, in terms of... View full entry
Deans from past 50 years reflect on USC Architecture's legacy
Last night, the University of Southern California's School of Architecture hosted a panel discussion with four former deans dating back to 1961, in celebration of the school's upcoming centennial anniversary. Moderated by current dean Qingyun Ma, the deans included (in chronological order): Samuel... View full entry
WATCH: Diller, Lowry, critics, writers and more discuss MoMA's expansion plans
As reported last week by Archinectors Ayesha Ghosh and Alex Stewart, a discussion regarding MoMA's expansion plan and the intended demolition of the American Folk Art Museum took place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, an appropriate venue for a conversation rife with implications for... View full entry
“Beyond the Assignment” public panel discussion and exhibition opening
Make your way to the upcoming "Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design" panel discussion and exhibition opening on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and WUHO Gallery (Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery) in Los Angeles. The... View full entry
BRUTALISM + PRESERVATION panel discussion tonight in NYC
Following the release of CLOG: Brutalism—the architecture journal's most recent issue—CLOG and DoCoMoMO NY Tristate are pleased to co-sponsor a panel discussion that will focus on the politics, opportunities, and constraints surrounding these structures. The conversation will address common issues faced by Brutalist buildings including their structural potential, aesthetics, and how these factors and more make the question of preserving Brutalist structures difficult and oftentimes contentious.
For those of you who heart brutalism, we still have some t-shirts left. Oh, and CLOG is hiring, if you haven't heard. View full entry
The Guggenheim online panel discussion, "The Aestheticization of Everyday Life"
For the next round of discussion I’d like to shift the subject to the physical environment, posing the question, Is architecture rational?
The conversation, "The Aestheticization of Everyday Life", an installment of the Guggenheim Forum series, is held in conjunction with the Guggenheim's current exhibition, Gutai: Splendid Playground. The panel, moderated by critic and Metropolis contributing editor Karrie Jacobs, examines how... View full entry
Wide Open - emerging architecture professionals discusses real issues in contemporary practice
Sometimes I think, as architects, we talk so little about buildings. That’s part of my issue with the profession — and part of why so many people leave it for other things. Architects don’t know how to define themselves. It makes us unnecessarily modest, as if we shouldn’t think of architecture as this big world-changing thing when we talk with other people. If you don’t find your niche, something that’s easy to explain, you feel engulfed in the “architect” stereotype.
— Meera Deean, via architects.org
Young designers discuss their professional horizons and architecture’s future. It's so great to see young architects discussing important issues like these. We need more of this! It's especially great to see this moderated by Archinect blogger Nicole Fichera and starring Lian Chikako Chang... View full entry
Next Archinect Sessions: Saturday, November 19
Archinect and Cal Poly Pomona are pleased to present Part 3 of the series Archinect Sessions @ the VDL. Saturday, November 19th @ 3:00 pm @ the Neutra VDL Research House. This discussion will be on the production of public space with USC's Stefano de Martino and UC Berkeley Geographer, Javier... View full entry
Archinect Sessions kicks off with Ray Kappe on Oct. 22
We're excited to announce the next round of Archinect Sessions, to kick off on Saturday, October 22nd, at the Neutra VDL House, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona.Archinect Sessions is a series of discussions with architects, academics and other interesting individuals... View full entry