Archive for the ‘Lectures & Events’ Category

Little Tokyo Design Week!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

July 14-17, 2011
Little Tokyo Design Week,

featuring work of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty and students.

Check out the schedule of UCLA events!

GIS Day 2010

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Discovering LA County through GIS.
Free Event!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Headquarters
900 S. Fremont Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803

Topic include:
ArcGIS Online
Taking Imagery Integration to the Next Level
Making Your Own Maps (and More!)


Monday, November 15th, 2010

November 16, 2010, 6pm

EDA (Experimental Digital Arts), Broad Art Center, UCLA

Lust is a Typography, Design & Propaganda studio. A showcase for Dutch graphic and interactive design, the studio is based in the Netherlands. Their design philosophy revolves around Process-based and Generative-based Design, interested in exploring new pathways for design at the precarious edge where new media and information technologies, architecture and urban planning, and graphic design overlap.

UCLA Department of Statistics Speakers Series: Programmable Cities

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Tue, 11/2/2010
3:00 PM—4:00 PM,
2258A Franz Hall

Assaf Biderman, SENSEable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In this talk, the possible implications of this new condition will be explored through a sample of projects by the SENSEable City Lab: digital traces of cellular networks shed light on human mobility patterns and allow urban systems to respond to demand in real-time, miniaturized location tags highlight the global flows of trash, and hybrid electric bicycles with environmental sensors address a city’s pollution and traffic problems.

More information about the UCLA Department of Statistics Speakers Series is available at:

Richard Weinstein Lecture Series: Frank Gehry

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Nov. 1, 2010, 6:30pm
Broad Art Center Auditorium

Raised in Toronto, Canada, Frank Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. Mr. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In subsequent years, Mr. Gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. His work has earned Mr. Gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Pritzker Prize. Notable projects include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.

The UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Department’s Weinstein Lecture Series will bring, from a variety of fields, those who have made significant creative contributions that are relevant to the study of Architecture and Urban Design.

MAK Day 2010: Backstage Pass

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Saturday, October 30
Discussion begins at 2:00 p.m.

MAK Center for Art and Architecture
at the Schindler House
835 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Admission to this event is FREE

Speakers will discuss the current Venice Architecture Biennale. Special emphasis will be focused on the Austrian and American Pavilions, with presentations and discussion from participating architects, critics and curators. Study models of the Austrian Pavilion will also be on view. Additionally, the MAK Center will have free admission all day, and will include docent tours of the Schindler House and free refreshments.

Panel Discussion: Backstage Pass, 2:00 p.m., featuring:

  • Eric Owen Moss, principal of Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, Director of SCI-Arc, and Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion
  • Peter Noever, CEO and Artistic Director, MAK, Vienna
  • Roger Sherman, Co-director of cityLAB, Los Angeles, Architect Participant in the US Pavilion
  • Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, LA Times
  • Alexis Rochas, Founder of I/O, Los Angeles, Architect Participant in the Austrian Pavilion
  • The panel will be moderated by Kimberli Meyer, Director, MAK Center Los Angeles.

    Important Notice for MAK Day

    This Saturday, October 30, the City of West Hollywood will be closing the 800 block of North Kings Road to through traffic in order to finish pavement repairs.

    When coming to the Schindler House for the MAK Day Panel Discussion, please park in the City of West Hollywood parking structure at the northeast corner of Kings Road and Santa Monica Boulevard. As well, there is street parking on the nearest cross streets, Willoughby Avenue and Waring Avenue.

    e-PUB: A Roundtable on Design, Technology and Meaning-Making in 21st Century Academic Publishing

    Monday, October 25th, 2010

    November 5th, 2010; 1:00-5:00
    The EDA at The Broad Art Center, UCLA

    Peter Lunenfeld, Professor, UCLA Design|Media Arts
    Doug Sery, Editor, MIT Press
    Leah Lievrouw, Professor, UCLA Information Studies
    Brian Roettinger, Designer, Hand Held Heart
    Chandler McWilliams, Artist/Programmer, UCLA Design|Media Arts
    David Ulin, Book Critic, Los Angeles Times

    The impact of new technologies on publishing is inescapable, from e-readers like the Kindle to new platforms like the iPad, printing-on-demand to the growth of electronic libraries. There has been much discussion within the scholarly community about the transformations of journals and textbooks, but less about those two mainstays of academic humanities publishing: the monograph and the edited collection. This roundtable brings together a range of stakeholders — authors, editors, publishers, designers, programmers, and critics – to discuss the future of long form discourse in the 21st century. The roundtable offers the chance for panelists and audience alike to talk about our thoughts on, experiences with, fears about, and hopes for academic book publishing in the coming decades.

    Leah A. Lievrouw’s research and writing focus on the relationship between media and information technologies and social change. She is the author of Understanding Alternative and Activist New Media, co-editor of the Sage Benchmarks in Communication: New Media as well as The Handbook of New Media.

    Peter Lunenfeld’s books include The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading, USER, and Snap to Grid. He is editorial director of the Mediawork project for the MIT Press, and is involved in UCLA Digital Humanities initiatives.

    Chandler McWilliams, with a background in film, political science, and philosophy, views coding as a new way of making, one that eschews the traditional distinctions between the creative and the logical. He is the co-author of Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture. His current work focuses on themes of non-linearity, affect, repetition, and epistemology.

    Brian Roettinger works primarily as a graphic designer under the moniker Hand Held Heart. He co-edited and designed his most recent book, Touchable Sound: A Collection of 7-inch Records from the USA. A Grammy nominee, he was Rolling Stone’s 2007 Album Designer of the Year. He is the Arts Council Visiting Professor at DMA for 2010-2011.

    Doug Sery is Acquisitions Editor for The MIT Press. He is responsible for, among other areas, the Leonardo book series on art, science and technology and books on New Media.

    David L. Ulin is book critic of the Los Angeles Times, where for five years, he was the paper’s book editor. His new book is The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, other books include The Myth of Solid Ground, and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology. He teaches in UCR’s low residency MFA in Creative Writing.

    The e-Pub Roundtable is organized by Peter Lunenfeld and sponsored by the UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts.

    Open-Access Week at UCLA: October 18-22, 2010

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010

    Copyright Criminals Screening
    Thursday, October 21; 6 p.m.
    Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

    Can you own a sound? This 2009 documentary examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money. It features many of hip-hop music’s founding figures, including Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground, as well as emerging artists.

    The film is by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod. Franzen is an Atlanta-based photographer and video producer, and McLeod is an independent documentary filmmaker and an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa.

    What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know about Creative Commons, Copyright, and Why Rights Matter in Researching, Publishing, Teaching, and Creating
    Tuesday, October 19; 2-3 p.m.
    131 Kerkhoff Hall

    Are you suffering from information overload about open access, Google Books, digital rights management, copyright infringement cases and sampling? Help is at hand; join librarians Angela Riggio and Bonnie Tijerina for a workshop about rights-related choices and decisions you may have to make as you navigate through your graduate work.

    • Will you have to get permission to quote your own work in your dissertation?
    • Should you use the same licensing terms for a YouTube video of your cat and an embedded piece of video in a research article?
    • How do you cite a Creative Commons licensed work in your article?
    • Is Creative Commons the best option for you?
    • Can you show a commercial DVD to your students?

    This workshop is geared toward graduate students, but open to the UCLA scholarly community. Refreshments will be served.

    Atelier Hitoshi Abe exhibition at SCI-Arc Gallery

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

    len-tic-u-lar-is, a new exhibition by Los Angeles and Sendai-based architecture firm Atelier Hitoshi Abe (AHA), will be on view from July 30 to September 12, 2010 in the SCI-Arc Gallery.

    SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss and Prof. Hitoshi Abe, Chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and SCI-Arc alum, will discuss len-tic-u-lar-is on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 7pm.

    Exhibition opening reception follows the discussion.

    Gaetano Pesce at the Hammer Museum

    Monday, June 28th, 2010

    Hammer Lectures, July 7, 2010, 7pm, presents a lecture by Internationally renowned architect and designer Gaetano Pesce.

    FREE, but tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time.