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On The Map: Shop Talk
August 28, 2014
This week the second installment of On The Map: Shop Talk takes the LA Forum behind the scenes of Ball-Nogues Studio. The integrated design and fabrication practice led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues operates in a territory between architecture, art, and industrial design. Their work is informed by the exploration of craft. Essential to each project is the design of the production process itself, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement. 

LA River Boat Race
August 30, 2014
LA River Expeditions, a leader in recreational kayaking on the Los Angeles River, will host an inaugural LA River Boat Race. The first-ever event will take place on August 30, 2014, between 11am-3pm, at the Glendale Narrows recreational zone in the Elysian Valley. Los Angeles city council member Tom LaBonge will kick off the river celebration, which will feature honorary celebrity kayakers such as Ed Begley and about 100 contestants.

Architecture and the City Festival
September 1–30, 2014
The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA San Francisco) and the Center for Architecture + Design announce the 11th annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. Taking place in San Francisco every September, the month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. The 2014 Architecture and the City festival theme, Home: My San Francisco, will examine the shifting nature of home, the different elements that contribute to its definition, and its relation to the urban fabric. Over 40 festival programs will explore the cultural richness and diversity of our local architectural and design community as well as provide a platform for conversation about our changing landscape and its implications for a city in a time of rapidly intensifying housing needs.

10th Annual KAYAK and SUP Coastal Cleanup Day Event
September 20, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, from 8:15am–1:30pm, The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 10th Annual Marina del Rey Kayak Cleanup Day Event as part of the greater annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) which draws over 14,000 volunteers from across Los Angeles County to hundreds of events. As the longest-running kayak and SUP cleanup site, the TBF event is immensely popular each year and spaces fill up early.

San Francisco Living: Home Tours
September 20–21, 2014
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design are excited to announce the 12th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours, a two-day open house event featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular weekend showcases a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations and multi-family residences, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect's point of view. Throughout the weekend, tour participants can see some of the city's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique San Francisco living.

Detroit Design Festival
September 23–28, 2014
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), and supported by the Knight Foundation, the fourth-annual Detroit Design Festival spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, open studios, fashion shows, product previews, performances and workshops.

Archtoberfest San Diego 2014
October 1–30, 2014
Archtoberfest San Diego 2014 is a collaboratively-operated initiative aimed at establishing an annual, month-long program of public events and activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning and sustainability.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 2014
The primary goal of the New Urbanism Film Festival is to renew the dialogue about urban planning with a broader audience. The Festival brings in movies, short films, speakers, on the topics of architecture, public health, bicycle advocacy, urban design, public transit, inner-city gardens, to name a few. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deadline: August 18
Fabric
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Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
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Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
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Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
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Wednesday
Oct102012

Big City Forum: The Hub at WUHO

Soo Kim (Photo Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art)Big City Forum: The Hub presents an evening of spatial spectacle on Thursday October 11 at Woodbury University in Hollywood. The Hub is designed as a lab for ideas that encourage cross-disciplinary exchanges between creative fields. This is the first of three separate collaborative presentations centered around the concept of space and our relationship to both personal and urban scale formations. 

Part One of the series focuses on the work of three artists who investigate notions of liminal space--Soo Kim, Siri Kaur, and Christina Ondrus. Each body of work explores issues of absence and presence and the varied ways in which we experience time and space. Les Figues Press will also curate readings during the exhibit that will examine similar themes in temporality.

Opening night of the forum is October 11 at 7:00 pm. Literary readings will be held on October 24 at 6:00 pm.

Friday
Aug032012

Big City Forum's The Club House at ForYourArt

Big City Forum (Photo Courtesy of Leonardo Bravo)Big City Forum presents The Club House at ForYourArt, beginning Saturday August 4th and continuing until August 18th. The two week pop-up event will serve as an exhibition space for ideas that encourage cross-disciplinary explorations of "maximum change". Each Club House event involves contemporary art, architectural models, printed material, graphic design, photography, and product design. Leonardo Bravo, Edie Kahula Pereira, Ana Llorente, John Southern, and Creative Migration will serve as curators.

Big City Forum (Photo Courtesy of Leonardo Bravo)The architects chosen for the exhibition have diverse operative methods and topical interests, yet their material is universally significant to the theme of transformations in the city form. Individual architects and firms include Simon Storey/ Anonymous Architects, Volkan Alkanoglu, Jennifer Bonner & Christian Stayner, Tim Durfee, David Freeland, Fievre Jones, LAYER, Osborn, Servo Los Angeles, The Rare Studio, Bureau for Architecture and Design, SwiftLee Office, Axel Schmitzberger, and Patrick Tighe.

Globalwarmingwarhol by Shepard Fairey (Photo Courtesy of Creative Migration)Among the featured works, Creative Migration will present a short documentary titled Post New Bills on August 16. The film is part of the Green Patriot Posters campaign to inspire collective action against climate change. The presentation will also include posters by artists such as Shepard Fairey and Mike Perry, an interactive installation, and a silent auction to promote sustainability.

The opening reception for The Club House is August 4th from 3-6 pm at FORYOURART, across from LACMA. R&Being in the 21st Century is Thursday, August 9th and literary readings will be held on August 7th and August 14th.