Exploring the multidimensional influence of hip-hop on our urban fabric. This dynamic exhibition dives into the rich and vibrant world of hip-hop, from its fundamental elements of emceeing, b-boying, and graffiti, to its influence on the world of design and architecture.
Los Angeles was built imperfectly, at an imperfect time. Now it is trying to reinvent itself. Into what? That’s Topic A for authors Frances Anderton (Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles) and Josh Stephens (The Urban Mystique) when they sit down to talk about Los Angeles, community and urbanity today – from the house to the megalopolis.
SoCal NOMA hosts a dynamic conversation with Los Angeles-based architectural designer and theorist, Demar Matthews, Principal of OffTop Design and Kevin Sherrod, Arts and Culture Practice Area Leader from Gensler, LA. Matthews and Sherrod will discuss OffTOP’s work in the development of a Black architectural language, how their visions align, as well as their collaborative work, which investigates the power of architecture as a cultural signifier and vehicle of traditions, values, and identity for Black communities.