A Conversation with Women from Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture: “As part of Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture’s 60th Anniversary celebrations the department is pleased to host a screening of the documentary “Ruth Shellhorn: Midcentury Landscape Design in Southern California.” The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion with its creator, Kelly Comras, a landscape architect and CPPLA alumna.” Kiku Kurahashi, one of AHBE’s Senior Associates will be participating as a panelist.
When: Mon, February 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
Where: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
Garden Room A
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Environmental Communications: Contact High: ““Contact High” is the first major presentation of West Coast media collective Environmental Communications, who shot thousands of 35mm slides that captured “a vast visual taxonomy of Southern California’s urban and social geography“ as well as “an almanac of alternative architectural practices” during the late 1960s and ’70s. Browse through the group’s process images, videotaped road trips, blimp tours, group therapy sessions, as well as their sales catalogs and slide sets that they distributed to a network of cultural institutions and architecture schools worldwide”
When: Until April 1st
Where: LA X ART: 7000 Santa Monica Blvd
Catherine Opie: Life and Work: Catherine Opie discusses her life and work, including her iconic photography series of portraits and American urban landscapes. A photographer and photography professor at UCLA, her work includes portrait series and American urban landscapes that range in format from large-scale color works to smaller black-and-white prints. Moving from the territory of the body to the framework of the city, Opie’s various photographic series are linked together by a conceptual framework of cultural.
When: THU, FEB 23, 2017 / 6:30-8:00PM
Where: Skylight Studios
10050 Constellation Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Speaking: Dana Cuff, head of cityLAB and the Urban Humanities Initiative at UCLA: “Dr. Dana Cuff, UCLA A.UD Professor and Founding Director of cityLABleads unconventional architectural practices deploying new logics of discipline, economy, and social purpose.”
When: MON, FEB 27, 2017 / 6:30-8:00PM
Where: Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
Boom: A Journal of California, Seeing California Reading: “The Last Bookstore hosts a lineup of contributors reading from the last issue of the beloved publication, with California poet laureate Dana Gioia and Boom editor Jason Sexton among those scheduled to appear. Plus, as thanks to the community for its support, copies of Boom’s final print issue are free with the purchase of any book by one of its contributors.”
When: THU, FEB 21, 2017 / 7:30PM
Where: The Last Bookstore
453 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Palm Springs Modernism Week: “Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This exciting festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 250 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.”
When: Daily until February 26, 2017
Where: Various across Palm Springs