News:

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).
031417:  Aruna D’Souza Conversations @ The Hammer. "Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962." Art brut as protest.
031017:  Minor Matter Ligia Lewis @ Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati). A powerful performance -- the black body in the black box, aesthetics beyond identity politics.
021817:  Afrika! Dobet Gnahoré @ The Luckman Fine Arts Complex. The audience takes the stage and dance makes the world a better place -- if only for an evening.
020717:  Miguel Buenrostro aka. Reactivando Espacios @ Sci-Arc. Lecture for Rene Peralta. Architecture as character, the humanity of building, and space as memory.

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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.

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.