cityLAb, Times Ten
February 3 - April 9, 2017

An exhibit marking ten years of influential research from cityLAB posits innovative solutions for the future of Los Angeles and the 21st century metropolis.

For the past ten years, cityLAB - UCLA has been at the center of innovation thought about the architecture of the city, particularly in Los Angeles. The “cityLAb, Times Ten” exhibition showcases the lab’s research on some of the critical challenges facing the 21st century metropolis ranging from housing to density and transportation.

Collaborative, experimental projects serve as prototypes of progressive architecture that holds multiplier effects, with the potential to impact the urban fabric of Southern California and beyond. The work from cityLAB is exhibited in three categories: Desk, Neighbor, and Place. Looking to the future, creative projects from six of Los Angeles’ most talented young architects explore the city’s coming decade.

Bringing together some of LA's outstanding cultural journalists with civic leaders, designers, and innovators from accross the city, LAB Talks” will offer a vibrant and engaging inversitagion of the visions and questions posed by the show, as well as an exploration of the strategic partnerships mobilizing new directions for the city.  

cityLAB, Times Ten Opening:  7 pm Friday, February 3
Exhibition walk-through with cityLAB Director, Dana Cuff, A.UD Professor of Architecture and Urban Design

LAB Talk #1 – Thursday, February 9 | 7:30pm (admission free)
Organizing: Designing an Inclusive LA
At a time of pronounced political and cultural divisions, how do we design a public sphere that brings the diverse, sometimes insular, communities of LA together?
Hosted by Madeline Brand of KCRW's "Press Play". She will be joined by Professor and Director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, Ananya Roy; artist and co-founder of the Watts House Project, Edgar Arceneaux; Executive Director of cicLAvia and former Deputy Mayor of Energy and Environment, Romel Pascual; and West Hollywood City Councilmember, John D’Amico. 

LAB Talk #2 – Thursday, March 9 | 7:30pm (admission free)
LA Emerging: Six Ways Forward
Los Angeles is a historic site of experimentation, innovation and growth. What are the design challenges young architects in LA are facing? What do emerging creators see as the future of architecture in the city? Hosted by Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles TimesHe will moderate a discussion with members of the six young architect teams featured in the exhibit. 

LAB Talk #3 – Thursday, April 6 | 7:30pm (admission free)
The Genius of Making 
Los Angeles’ design communities have long valued the region’s capacity for experimentation in fabrication and materiality. What is the new status of making in the city today?
Hosted by Frances Anderton of KCRW's "DnA.". 
She will speak to innovators including the designer of the iconic Aeron chair, Don Chadwick, and emerging architect Marta Nowak, of AN.ONYMOUS, to discuss the role of architecture in the new era of making and fabrication. Additional panelists to be confirmed.

A+D Museum 
Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles
900 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 346-9734 | info@aplusd.org