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092817:  Sorry, Atlantis: Eden’s Achin’ Organ Seeks Revenge @ Machine Project. Well, that was weird. With a super cool stage.
042317:  A New National Historic Landmark The Neutra VDL makes history and DnA.
041517:  Hippie Modernism The Struggle for Utopia @ BAMPFA. Protests on the walls accompanied by protests in the streets.
032617:  Radical Bodies Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955-1972 @ AD&A Museum UC Santa Barbara. "My body remains the enduring reality." [Yvonne Rainer, 1968]
031617:  Mistresses of Architecture: Leading the Academy Dr. Harriet Harriss in panel @ The Neutra VDL House. Bringing back the feminist conversation. But, let's not start over. Let's build upon the scholarship that dropped off after the 90's, embrace the more recent awakening to intersectionality, and recognize the real barriers to culture thriving through difference (economics and systemic fear).

Projects:

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We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85
Design
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Exhibition design with Chu+Gooding Architects (Annie Chu) Curators: Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley for the Brooklyn Museum October 13, 2017 – January 14, 2018 California African American Museum Naima J. Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs “We believe that the most profound and potentially the most radical politics come directly out of our own identity, […]

Tu casa es mi casa
Curatorial
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Co-curation with Mario Ballesteros, Sarah Lorenzen, and Mimi Zeiger. Photographs by Monica Nouwens and Adam Wiseman. September 23, 2017 – January 17, 2018 The Neutra VDL Studio and Residences Architects: Frida Escobedo, Pedro&Juana, Tezontle Writers: Aris Janigian, Katya Tylevich, David Ulin Filmographer: Miguel Buenrostro Photographer: Adam Wiseman Organizational collaborators: The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture […]

Visual Voyages
Design
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Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin Exhibition design with Chu+Gooding Architects and Katherine Kwan Design (graphics). (Design team: Annie Chu, Katherine Kwan, Rick Gooding, Michael Matteucci, Karena Auseth, Michelle Avila, Felix Ly, Jacqueline Wei, with assistance by Sabreen Alshawaa, Nooshin Moosavi, and Shamane Morejon) Curators: Catherine Hess and Daniela Bleichmar Project Manager: Lana […]

Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture
Design
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Exhibition design with Bestor Architecture (Barbara Bestor, Henry Cheung, Elinor Nissley, Genevieve Enriquez, and Hana Lemseffer). Curators: Daniell Cornell and Zeuler Lima Exhibition advisors: Cathrine Veikos and Sidney Williams Fabrication/production: LA Fabrica, Blik Products/Projects Photographs by Lance Gerber. September 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center “See lots of architecture… Get full […]

In the Gutter: Art Papers
Curatorial
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LA Forum event co-coordinator (with Patricia Bacalao, Jennifer Bonner, Victoria Camblin, Wendy Gilmartin, and Roberto Sheinberg) Event photography by Monica Nouwens *** “We offer LA as a case study in the designed domestic and urban environments that should give us clues about America at large. The cleansing effects and the nourishing and communal aspects of […]

Todd Eberle: Empire of Space
Curatorial
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Exhibition Coordinator Julius Shulman (October 10, 1910 – July 15, 2009) The Kaufmann House. Palm Springs, CA.  June 2003 *** The 2017 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography winner, Todd Eberle, brings the human into the architectural image. He insists that a portrait of the built environment is a portrait of its authors and vice […]

Art Swimming the “Electric Earth” with Doug Aitken
Writing
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View Original Art Papers, Special Architecture and Design Issue, Spring 2017 The emblematic work of “Doug Aitken: Electric Earth,” the comprehensive survey of the LA native’s films, sculptures, prints, and multimedia productions curated by MOCA director Philippe Vergne, is a pool. Excavated from the concrete and dirt foundation of the rear northeast corner of the […]

West World
Writing
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View Original Architecture for Sale, Spring 2017 Nestled beneath ancient oaks, the low, white ranch house with the cement tile roof does not broadcast its architectural import. Yet this unpretentious residence, set well back from the road in a guard-gated community on the edge of the San Fernando Valley is an essential key to the […]

From the Street
Curatorial
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Talking LA streets with Johanna Blakley, Bill Ferehawk and David Hartwell, Naomi Iwasaki, David Ulin, and Andrew Wilcox for LA Forum’s 2016 summer exhibition, “Median.”

La Biennale di Architettura di Venezia 2016
Writing
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Reports on, reviews of, and conversations about “Reporting from the Front,” the 2016 Biennale di Architettura di Venezia.

Rodney McMillian: Views of Main Street
Design
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Exhibition design with Chu+Gooding Architects (Annie Chu). Curator: Naima J. Keith. Photograph by Adam Reich. March 24 – June 26, 2016 The Studio Museum in Harlem “It feels like [the] fabric [of American society] is very fragile right now. And, all it would take would be one string to pull it apart. But maybe that […]

Object Project
Research
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Conversations about (Italian) things with Ilaria Mazzoleni.

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Xenotype?
Writing
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A review of Design Matters gallery’s “Xenotypes” exhibition.

A Double-Loaded Masterpiece
Writing
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A review of Studio Pali Fekete Architect’s Caverhill House.

Matter, Light and Form
Curatorial
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An exhibition of Wayne Thom’s architectural photographs, co-curated with Nicholas Olsberg.

Barbara Bestor’s Blackbirds Lands in Echo Park
Writing
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A review of Barbara Bestor’s Blackbirds housing development.

Wallpaper
Writing
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Short stories of wallpaper.

Fifty Years for a Refrain
Writing
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A review of Pierre Koenig’s renovated Henbest House.

Fab
Teaching
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Digital fabrication and wood and metal shop facility design and operations.

cAR Salon
Teaching
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A study in facilitating individual ideation and structuring architectural research.

Thinking : Stuff
Research
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A counter to ghosts (minds without bodies) and zombies (bodies without minds).

Pedagogy Against the Rules
Teaching
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Thoughts towards rethinking architecture and design education.

Pedagogy By the Books
Teaching
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Curriculum development for the professional and post-professional graduate programs at Woodbury School of Architecture.

Serial Series
Teaching
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Woodbury School of Architecture’s advanced design software and technology workshops.

Mapping the New Silk Roads
Archive
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Info-graphic design and research for Kyong Park’s exhibition at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC).

Outpost on the Political Equator
Archive
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The Political Equator I and II exhibition and event coordination and design for estudio Teddy Cruz.

POWER: Producing the Contemporary City
Archive
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Info-graphic design and research for estudio Teddy Cruz contribution to the 3rd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.

Appalachian Trail 2.0
Archive
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What is architecture in a world turned upside down? Master of Architecture thesis at Rice University.