LA Forum’s Out There, Doing It Series Comes To Helms Bakery

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LA Forum’s Out There, Doing It Series Comes To Helms Bakery

October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents their 2015 Out There Doing It programming. The annual OTDI series brings together emergent design practitioners in dialogue. Join us on Thursday, October 15  at 7:30 pm as we partner with LA Forum for a conversation between OTDI participants moderated by Adam Dunn on the state of practice, exhibition, and cross-disciplinary experimentation.

Panelists include:
Duygun Inal and Ben Warwas, Typical Office
Jia Gu and Jonathan Crisman, LA-BOR
Jennifer Marmon, PAR
Jomjai and Jaitip Srisomburananont) Jai & Jai Gallery

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please use the complimentary valet service located at the Helms entrance on the south side of Venice Boulevard at Helms Avenue (in front of Rejuvenation) from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM for your visit.

The LA Forum is a platform for architecture and urban design. Engaging Los Angeles through critical programming, publications and discourse on the built environment, it’s an advocate for emerging and multi-disciplinary practice.

Based in Los Angeles, JAI & JAI Gallery was founded in 2012 by sisters, Jomjai and Jaitip Srisomburananont. Jai & Jai Gallery focuses on maintaining a trans-disciplinary program by working with and exhibiting the works of both emerging architects and contemporary artists. Alongside curated exhibitions of relevant, contemporary work, the undercurrent mission of Jai & Jai Gallery is to engage in and cultivate discussions that lie within the intersection of art and architecture. The fresh perspectives of the gallery exhibitors reveal disparate influences and practices but share a common affinity for pushing the boundaries of theory, fabrication, and representation through art, architecture, and design.

LABOR is Jonathan Crisman and Jia Gu. LABOR is a Los Angeles-based collective that works at the intersection of art and architecture. Their studio-based practice often turns to food, fiction, and printed matter to think critically about architecture and the city, using the forms of collective activities, ideas competitions, speculative interventions, and architectural happenings.

Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR) is committed to advancing the art and science of architecture. Our practice is grounded in architecture’s potential to enhance everyday life and develop socially responsible solutions to complex real-world problems. Established as a platform for exchange within a global context, our research-based approach is fundamentally integrative: mixing analysis, spatial exploration, and pragmatic performance in an effort to realize project aspirations. PAR has received international recognition for its work through awards, exhibitions and publications. Honors include numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, such as the 2014 AIA Los Angeles Presidential Award for Emerging Practice, exhibitions at the National Building Museum, the European Center for Architecture, the New York Center for Architecture and the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and publication in a broad range of magazines and journals including MARK, Concept, DAMDI, Detail and Future Arquitecturas.

Typical Office presently consists of two employees, Duygun Inal and Ben Warwas. Duygun and Ben were chosen because of their diverse backgrounds and ability to produce eclectically predictable yet unusual projects. During their employment at the Typical Office, Duygun and Ben designed a proposal for the recently opened Broad Museum in Los Angeles and produced an anti-teenage installation ‘16 and Pregnant’ for the One Night Stand LA Show 2015. The most recent project was a bespoke custom dress for the long awaited Frank Gehry exhibition opening at the LACMA. Typical Office is currently working on couple projects mainly researching the Public Storage Buildings and the Vernacular Car Washes of Los Angeles.

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October 15, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232