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POSTPONED: Frances Anderton in Conversation with Liam Young
September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WE ARE SO SORRY! WE ARE POSTPONING THIS EVENT TO A FUTURE DATE IN NOVEMBER. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.
Textile Arts | Los Angeles invites you to Frances Anderton in Conversation with Liam Young
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Helms Design Center
Join us as Frances Anderton, L.A.’s doyenne of all things cultural, dives in with Liam Young, architect-filmmaker-futurist to discuss Young’s film, Planet City. The film imagines a world in which 10 billion people live in a giant, sustainable city, leaving the rest of the earth to nature, free from human predation.
There’s much to unpack here – designing a new world, speculating about the future, posing provocative questions about the environment and our place in it. We’ll talk about how radical imagination can bring new narratives to life. And we’ll talk about the remarkable costuming. Young collaborated with creatives including Ann Crabtree, the costume designer for The Handmaid’s Tale, for the fantastical, hybrid creatures who populate the screen. A delightful aside: Liam reached out to Textile Arts Los Angeles for referrals, and one of their members contributed work to the costume team. This is the sort of local, imaginative, cross-industry, world-making project we want to see happen more often!
Planet City was commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria for the NGV Triennial.
We’ve been planning an in-person talk and mingle for this event. As of now, we’ll press on with a limited audience, requesting vaccines and masks. We’re also working out an Instagram live stream or the like, for anyone who’d prefer to stay close to home. Situation fluid, we’ll keep you all posted.