"The Architecture of Performance" is a one day symposium exploring the state of the art in performance related architecture and its inspiration for temporary urban space making and public spectacle. Organized by Mark Mack SUPRASTUDIO, the symposium was held on September 10th, 2016 at UCLA IDEAS campus with guest speakers, artists, curators and event organizers in the field of performance.


Peter Sellars, Distinguished Professor, UCLA World Arts and Cultures; Dance, Opera, Theater, and Festival Director

Jun Kaneko, Artist; Opera Stage and Costume Designer, Magic Flute and Madame Butterfly San Francisco Opera

Heidi Duckler, Artistic Director, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater , Los Angeles

Peter Noever, Curator; Provocateur; Former CEO and Artistic Director, MAK Vienna; Founder, MAK Center Los Angeles and Vienna, Austria

Refik Anadol, Media Artist; Director, Refik Anadol Studio; Lecturer and Visiting Researcher UCLA Design Media Arts

Benjamin Ball, Architect, Installation and Public Art Practice; Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles

Jimenez Lai  &  Joanna Grant, Architects & Authors; Bureau Spectacular, Los Angeles

John McGuire, Production Designer and Tour Director, Kayne West, Los Angeles

Raffi Lehrer & Alex Dahm, Coachella Art and Music Festival, Goldenvoice, Los Angeles

Gerald V. Casale, Founder, Devo; Stage Performer; Songwriter; Award-winning Music Video and Commercial Director, Santa Monica