Lectures and Public Events


Tu casa es mi casa 

Sep 23, 2017 to Jan 17, 2018

Artists: Frida Escobedo, Pedro&Juana, Tezontle; Writers: Aris Janigian, Katya Tylevich, David Ulin; Photographer: Adam Wiseman; Curated by Mario Ballesteros, Andrea Dietz, Sarah Lorenzen, Mimi Zeiger

Tu casa es mi casa brings together two modernist houses in Los Angeles and Mexico City via the exchange of narrative texts, industrial objects, and installations by contemporary architects/artists, as the exhibition grapples with questions about architectural space, mass production, and domesticity within the legacy of modernism.



May 20 and 21, 2017 11am-3pm

Opening: Saturday May 20 from 5-8pm.

This exhibition features work by high school students (age 16-18) from the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, curated by VAPA high school student Avery Wilcox.

CORNERSTONE by Les Frères Chapuisat, February 4th to April 1st 2017

Les Frères Chapuisat constructions “transform space turning interior and exterior boundaries inside out and toying with the perception of a subjective reality. They demand visitors’ active participation, putting them into the position of being an explorer. These environments break down visual and intellectual habits, testing the explorers and obliging them to trust in their senses.”

This project was generously supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss arts council; the Republic and Canton of Geneva; the City of Geneva; swissnex San Francisco; the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

CrossFade: A Benefit for Barnsdall Arts (with Big City Forum), November 20 2016

With artists: Andrew Bernard i- Co-Founder the Art, Rani De Leon, dublab, FormfollowsFunction, Tim Durfee - Art Center Media Design, Micah Hahn + Sadkia Wilson Brown - Institute of Art & Olfaction/Allies, Shelley Holcomb - Curate LA, Victor Jones - USC School of Architecture, Micheal Parker - artist, and Amanda Yates Garcia - The Oracle of LA

The LA Forum Presents: OUT THERE DOING IT, October 27, November 3, and November 10 2017

Panel 1: Thursday October 27 - Jimenez Lai and Joanna Grant, Mark Ericson andKatrin Terstegen
In Conversation with Mohamed Sharif, Bureau for Architecture and Design (BAD)

Panel 2: Thursday November 3 - Refik Anadol, and Bojána Bányász and Donatella Cusmá
In conversation with Tim Durfee, Tim Durfee Studio

Roundtable Discussion 3: Thursday November 10 - Jimenez Lai and Joanna Grant, Mark Ericson, Katrin Terstegen, Refik Anadol, Bojána Bányász and Donatella Cusmá
In conversation with Mimi Zeiger and recorded for Archinect podcast

Contemporary Ikebana, Haruiko Takeshi and group, April 25-26, 2015


Performance art piece Case Study, Stephen Lichty and Neil Marcus, Jan. 31 2015

Wet Horizons by Luis Callejas. Artist in Residence. Oct. 11 – Nov. 23, 2014. Funded by a grant from Storefront for Art and Architecture.

COMPETING UTOPIAS, An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design from East and West in One Context, July 13 - September 13, 2014. Funded by a grant from Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Non-Mechanical Repetition Studio Exhibition, Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014

Machine Project: Embroidering Neutra VDL by Jenny Hart, June 22, 2013. Part of Pacific Standard Time 2013, Getty Research Institute

Inverting Neutra by Bryony Roberts. Artist in Residence, July 13 – Sept. 7, 2013. Funded by a grant from Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Architectones by Xavier Veilhan. Artist in Residence, August 9 – Sept. 15, 2012

Film screening of "Furtivo" by Xavier Veilhan, Friday September 7th 2012 @7pm

Franz Liszt: A Celebration of the Bicentennial, Charles Parsons, Piano October 29 2011

Archinect Sessions: Ray Kappe,
October 22 2011

An Evening with Barton Myers, November 17 2011

World Monuments Fund and Neutra VDL joint benefit, June 18 2011

Outpost for Contemporary Art Auction and Benefit, May 7th 2011

David Nye Lecture: "From Wartime Necessity to Cultural Rorschach Test (1935-2003)", March 1st 2011

A site specific installation by artist Santiago Borja, November 17 2010. Funded by the Jumex Foundation.

Professor Hines book presentation: "Architecture Of The Sun: Los Angeles Modernism, 1900-1970", October 26 2010

Archinect Sessions: The Future of Urbanism featuring moderator Orhan Ayyuce, and guests Bryan Finoki (Subtopia) and Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG), September 11 2010

Music Series, May 8th and May 22nd 2010

An Evening with Richard Longstreth (with Los Angeles Conservancy), March 31 2009

Green L.A. with Jonathan Parfrey (Green L.A.), May 20 2008

SAH/SCC Event, June 7 2008

deLab and Architect's Newspaper an evening fundraiser, July 17 2008

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