Loren Adams, Architect
John Atkinson, Sound Artist
Orhan Ayyüce, Architect
Sam Bloch, Journalist
Anthony Carfello, Editor, Educator
Polaris Castillo, Artist
Yvonne Estrada, Poet, Photographer
Yara Feghali & Viviane El-Kmati, Designers
Lorena Garcia, Landscape Architect
Silvia Herrasti & Paulina Herrasti, Artists
Tory J. Lowitz, Artist
Viva Padilla, Poet and Editor
Jakob Sellaoui, Architect
Julie Smith-Clementi & Frank Clementi, Architects
Cameron Stallones, Artist, Musician
Hyunch Sung, Designer, Artist
Lisa Teasley, Author, Artist
Imogen Teasley-Vlautin, Artist, Composer
Terry Wolverton, Novelist, Poet
Los Angeles, California. Life in the 20s.
What is the disposition of L.A. in 2020? What are the city's secrets, its challenges, its potentials? What is L.A.’s tone, meaning, importance in 2020, and what are we to see/feel/be/find here at the end of this decade, in 2030? How might we re-envision L.A. before then? Do we think in utopias or data sets? With feelings or with factors? Do we vision big or on a deeply personal level? What is the most consequential, momentous issue in L.A. today: Public Health? Racism? Housing? Quality of life? Is it one thing or a cacophony of sounds, voices, images, temperatures, colors, ideas and future, far-off L.A.s? Are the most weighty of these also, possibly, the most inspiring? A broader understanding of our shared values? A thriving community of subcultures unique to the region and its inhabitants? A right to equality, a private life, to secrets, to the unknown? A right to create and be heard, to speculate and to provoke?
The summer exhibition “Every. Thing. Changes.” by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents 20 new works documenting the collective views of life in Los Angeles in its new decade, by a select group of local emerging designers and thinkers.
The newly commissioned texts and visual works exhibited in “Every. Thing. Changes.” were developed over the course of spring 2020, and are the outcomes of a “call and response” process between five initial L.A.-based writers, their texts, and the visual responses of five L.A.-based collaborators (of the allied design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, urban design). The 10 writers/designers then chose one additional collaborator each to bring into the process, for a total of 20 new visual and text-based works.
Join us on Saturday August 8th, 3pm to 7pm to see the 20 new works in-person.
Then, join us online Saturday August 8th, 7pm to 9pm for the opening reception.
Artists have shared process materials on this website prior to the proper documentation of the works on August 8th.
Still Room / Jessica Fleischmann, Jenny Haru Kim
Exhibition PhotographyAaron Farley
Board of Directors
Wendy Gilmartin, President
Nina Briggs, Vice-President
Mitchell De Jarnett, Vice-President of Information
Greg Kochanowski, Vice-President of Grants Development
Lilian Pfaff, Vice-President of Membership Development
Ismaelly Peña, Vice-President of Operations
Edward Ogosta, Treasurer
Hsin Ming Fung
Janet Sager Knott
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is an independent nonprofit organization that instigates dialogues on design and the built environment through public programming, exhibitions, and publications. L.A. is a catalytic place for architecture and design, offering lessons that extend globally. Our curatorial stance frames and challenges what architecture means in an evolving city.
Who We Are
A critical voice in L.A. since 1987, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design’s activities bring together architects, artists, designers, urban thinkers, and the public. Through each decade the Forum has vigorously interrogated the culture of architecture and urban design in L.A.
A dedicated, working Board of Directors — members of L.A.’s architecture and design communities — produces our public programming and publications. Our events, newsletters, books, and competitions speculate on urbanism and create dialogues around contemporary design. Our programming routinely features the work of emerging and boundary-pushing designers.
Ideas fomented include the codification of The LA School and the development of “everyday urbanism.” Over the decades, Forum research has included typological analyses of boulevards, dead malls, and dingbat housing. Influential publications originated with the Forum include Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles (1992), Everyday Urbanism (1999), The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles (2008), Dingbats 2.0 (2016), and The LA Forum Reader (2018).
Benjamin Critton for letting us beta test Sunset typeface.
Deegan Day Design
Jimenez Lai & Joanna Grant
Elephant Art Space
Arc Document Solutions
Tim Durfee Studio
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