Materials & Applications 14th Anniversary Gala
“In 2003, Materials & Applications began with the idea that creative experimentation should take place in public space. Since then, M&A has produced more than 20 site-specific installations — each of them inscribed into the landscape of Los Angeles. These installations are always free, unscripted and unsupervised. If you support our mission of experimentation and risk-taking made public, please join us on November 11 as we celebrate our spectacular past and usher in a new vision for M&A’s future. ”
When: November 11, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: @ NAVEL | 1611 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Fear and Wonder: An Expedition through the Landscapes of Fiction
“Our perception of the world is largely shaped through the mediums of fiction. Our political positions are informed by fake news, we live out our lives in the pixelated territories of video games and we escape into the pages of a novel or the flicker of the movie screen. In film, games and literature, we have always imagined alternative worlds as a means to understand our own world in new ways. In Fear and Wonder we join an ensemble of directors, concept artists, video game designers and storytellers for an expedition through an atlas of imaginary worlds, fictional cities and speculative geographies. Curated by Liam Young, SCI-Arc Fiction and Entertainment Coordinator.”
When: November 11, 2017, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: SCI-Arc W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

LACMA Talk: Cheech Marin and Michael Govan
“LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan speaks with actor, director, writer, comedian, author, musician, and collector Cheech Marin. The conversation will focus on Marin’s passion for collecting and supporting Chicano art. Marin has amassed the largest private collection of Chicano art, including more than 20 works by Carlos Almaraz with some currently on view in Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz. Marin has also been instrumental in organizing exhibitions of Chicano art including Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection at LACMA in 2008, and he is currently collaborating with the Riverside Art Museum to create the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry (also known as The Cheech).”
When: November 6, 2017, 7:30pm
Where: LACMA l Bing Theater

Caltrans Houses in Pasadena Tour
“In the late 1960s, Caltrans began purchasing properties along the proposed 710 Freeway surface route between Pasadena and the El Sereno neighborhood. Today the state agency owns more than 400 parcels in this corridor, including 175 in Pasadena alone, the majority of which are historic homes in our oldest residential neighborhood. Covering the area between California Boulevard and Columbia Street, this tour will stop at several little-known historic sites including Julia Child’s childhood home, a hidden Smith & Williams, and a historic fire station converted into a house.”
When: November 11, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: The Madison House, 651 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

ARTO Factory Tour, Lunch and AIA/IDCEC CEU
“Architects, interior designers, landscape architects, contractors, and end users are invited to tour the ARTO factory complex in Gardena, CA and attend our AIA/IDCEC CEU course: “Malibu Tiles: Past, Present & Future” on Friday, November 10. There is no charge for the tour or the course and it is a great opportunity to learn more about our unique handcrafted clay and concrete products.”
When: November 10, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: ARTO Factory, 15209 S. Broadway Street, Gardena, CA 90248

Exhibition and Competition that Fosters Tomorrow’s Architects
Thursday night, November 9, 2017, architecture students attending schools from as far as San Francisco, California, will launch an exhibition of visual concepts, of their own design, in a plaza at THE BLOC in the midst of Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit, is part of the American Institute of Architecture Los Angeles chapter’s (AIA|LA) influential 2×8, a three-pronged program dedicated to creating exposure for next generation architects, and to provide scholarships. Those participating will express 2×8’s 2017 theme of “CORE” through designs that range from modular housing for refugees to a re-think of DTLA’s former Los Angeles Stock Exchange.
When: November 9, 2017, 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Where: The Bloc DTLA, 750 W. 7th Street, LA, CA 90017

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