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Discussion + Book Launch with Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, with special guest Frances Anderton

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Free
Join Helms Bakery District and Cal Poly SLO LA Metro program in Architecture and Urban Design for the book launch of The Atlas of Never Built Architecture by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, with a discussion moderated by Frances Anderton. A copy of the book will be available for purchase during the event, courtesy of our friends at Arcana Books.

Join Westside Urban Forum for Light Bites + Panel Discussion

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Calling all developers and urban planners: join the Westside Urban Forum as a panel of experts in the development, design, and public policy fields break down the complex issues facing commercial and office spaces in a post-Covid environment. This event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities of office conversion while discussing the path forward for conversion.

Thresholds 2024: Photography and Urban Architecture Opening Reception

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

We are excited to partner with Los Angeles Center for Photography for the opening of Thresholds 2024: Photography and Urban Architecture on Saturday, May 4th. Thresholds 2024 considers the relationship between photography, urban architecture, and their viewers/users.

Celebrate Earth Day with Poster Territory

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

In recognition of Earth Day, PosterTerritory, together with Helms Bakery District, presents a new virtual initiative that will showcase a poster selection from The 4th Block Triennial 2024 from April 19th through April 27th. Posters from 20+ countries will explore social and environmental topics REIMAGE THE FUTURE and  REIMAGE HUMANITY’S PLACE IN THE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM.

The exhibition will be projected each evening at sunset on the entrance of the Helms Design Center at 8745 Washington Boulevard for street-side viewing.

A reception, lecture, discussion and book launch with Cathy Simon, FAIA

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Free
Join Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly SLO LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design for an evening with Cathy Simon discussing her new book, “Occupation: Boundary, Art, Architecture, and Culture at the Water”

A reception, lecture, and discussion with Neal Schwartz, FAIA

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Free
Join Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly SLO LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design for an evening with architect and educator Neal Schwartz: “Onomatopoeic Space: I Make My Own Name”

Friend or Foe: How Will AI Affect Urban Development in LA?

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Join Westside Urban Forum on March 21st as their panelists bring diverse perspectives on the issue of AI's affect on Urban Development through their work in government, public policy, venture capital, startups, housing development, and urban design. Our question to them was this: Does Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning offer us a path to improve urban development? Come find out what the leading minds have to say.

Nature, Art & Habitat Residency – “FIRE: Renewal, Rituals, and Power”

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Free
On Thursday, December 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, please join us in welcoming Nature, Art and Habitat as they introduce the 2024 residency topic, FIRE: Renewal, Rituals, and Power. The evening's conversation is focused on the role of Fire as an elemental force that has shaped the very fabric of existence on earth.