Posts tagged Sekou Cooke

Finding the New American Dream in Los Angeles
“The think tank, The New American Dream (NAD), is exploring the ramifications of densification for Los Angeles and the role our new transportation system will play in creating a new and viable model for living in America. Gary Lai of AHBE Landscape Architects, with the Living Building Challenge – Los Angeles Collaborative and a founding member of NAD, will moderate a panel with the NAD think tank members to discuss their current findings and thoughts. The NAD panel will consist of Moshik Mah, Design Principal with HDR, Steve Kats, Associate Vice President for WSP and Javier Hernandez, transportation advocate, analyst, and strategist for board members for Metro, Metrolink, Foothill Transit and many others.”
When: June 27, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co, 811 Wilshire Boulevard, Floor 15, Los Angeles

99% Preservation and 1% Densification: A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor
“Architects Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi of the Now Institute and Morphosis Architecture present a proposal for a high-density, interconnected urban community along L.A.’s iconic Wilshire Corridor. The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated by Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability.”
When: June 27, 7:30PM
Where: Hammer Museum

Open Silo Happy Hour with LA Compost
This month Open Silo is hosting our Urban Agriculture Happy Hour at The Greyhound Bar & Grill on Thursday, June 28th! We will be co-hosting with L.A. Compost, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to composting hubs and education in Los Angeles.No matter what your field of work, study, or interest, we want to meet you! All who are passionate about urban agriculture or food issues are welcome. Bring a friend or colleague along. Dress is casual. Come anytime after 5 pm!
When: June 28, 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: The Greyhound Bar & Grill, 5570 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles 90042

Ready Or Not, Here I Come: A Conversation on Architecture and Hip-Hop
Sekou Cooke, an architectural researcher, practitioner, and Syracuse University professor, has centered his recent work on the emergent field of hip-hop architecture. The genre is a theoretical movement that joins the core tenets of hip-hop culture with the ability to create a meaningful impact on the built environment and within design practice. Cooke will moderate a panel on the subject with artists Lauren Halsey and Amanda Williams, whose practice blurs the distinction between art and architecture by employing color to draw out the political complexities of race, place, and value in our cities. The panelists will be joined by a special guest to be announced.
When: June 28, 7:00PM
Where: MOCA Grand Ave.

Tarzan Returns to the ArboretumCelebrate the rich heritage of Tarzan movie making at the Arboretum. Baldwin Lake and the surrounding landscape served as a stand-in for the African jungle in twelve classic Tarzan films, beginning with Tarzan Escapes starring Johnny Weissmuller in 1936. The movies provide a lens into cultural perspectives of the time. Join a journey to our jungle of a half-century ago as we celebrate Hollywood history! Included in admission; members free
When: June 30 at 10 AM – 3 PM
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden