Los Angeles Department of City Planning's Bryan Eck and Tal Harari present the City's vision document and plans-in-progress for rezoning downtown with an emphasis on Skid Row. A special opportunity to learn more about what the City has planned so far and give input to the process.
Who does it serve and why should you care? This hands-on workshop will use games and activities that Rosten Woo has developed with The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and Dr. Pop to teach zoning fundamentals and explore the technical and ethical questions behind the laws of the land.
In this workshop, we’ll go over some of the fundamental elements, which make up our culturally and socially enforced understanding of property rights in America: property rights as ownership, the mortgage, and property taxation.
Join author, Erick Lyle, for an overview of recent radical municipalization and mutual aid projects from around the world that offer inspiration and concrete tactics that might be of use in the new anti-Trump resistance.
The purpose of the symposium is two-fold: first, to propose a sustained parallel between the contemporary architectural moment and early 19th-century landscape design; and second, to sharpen the distinctions between varieties of practice that would include picture-making as a significant component of architectural labor.
Storm Madsen and Gwynn Shanks’s collaborative project presents a series of simple scores that investigate what it means to explore, traverse, and view the body.
The Live Screening features a live screening of Episode 3 of Rad, Bad and Sad, a show about architecture in LA, starring Joseph Adam Dunn and Ben Warwas.
The Reading Group features a seminar-style discussion on the topic of the Picturesque, hosted by M&A, Los Angeles Design Group, and invited participants.
Join M&A and Los Angeles Design Group for Sunday treats at the Oyster Gourmet, where M&A Directors and the architect team will share their favorite moments of the design and exhibition.
Join us Saturday October 15th from 6-9pm for the public opening of The Kid Gets Out of the Picture.
Due to a ridiculous bout of vandalism Friday night, we regret to announce that TURF: A Mini-Golf Project is closing two days early (July 30) and our finale event is postponed.
Play a round of putt-putt then take an auditory tour of TURF: A Mini-Golf Project with artist George Jensen for “HEAR L.A.: An Audio Document of Los Angeles”.
We’ve teamed up with De-Lab for a special night of cocktails and (mini golf) clubbing. Join us on July 7th at 6pm for a Director’s Walkthrough with Jia Gu and Courtney Coffman.
You love pop up pocket-parks and neighborhood putt-putt. You rock at mini-golf, love the smell of astroturf, and crave the sweet taste of victory. Most importantly, you care about experimental architecture in Los Angeles and want to support M&A's unique public programming.
Free rounds of mini-golf, cash bar and the public unveiling of nine miniature projects by our architecture teams!
The TURF models will travel to four local Los Angeles libraries for exhibition from March 15-April 12, 2016. Each participating library will host one workshop for all ages to explore TURF-related themes.
M&A announces the Spring Preview of TURF: A Mini-Golf Project. The Spring Preview features nine models by the winning architectural obstacles selected for installation in a public and playable mini-golf course set to open in Summer 2016.
M&A and Big City Forum presents “After Hours” a series of monthly gatherings that merge the art, design, and architecture communities of Los Angeles. After Hours invites exceptional individuals to engage in intimate conversations with a select audience.
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TURF: A Mini-Golf Project asks architects, designers and artists to design a single architectural obstacle that investigates a contemporary Los Angeles condition—including topics such as drought and lawns, parking and traffic, nature and neighborhoods, housing typologies and identity—in the form of the miniature and the absurd. Both pleasure and obstacle are par for the course.
M&A Catalogue Launch for Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful.
VIS-Á-VIS is a four part performance series that activates La Cage aux Folles every Saturday night in August.
Currently on display at the University Art Museum is a retrospective of M&As body of work from 2002 – 2013, which, in an of itself, represents a nexus of some of the most progressive thinkers and makers in the fields of architecture and fine arts design in Los Angeles and beyond. To explore those who’ve helped shape our local landscape with structure, spaces, ideas and objects, we’ll be taking a tour of some of Long Beach’s historically most prominent modern architectural work.
UA has begun to partner with other groups in Los Angeles county who are responding to multiple civic needs by developing community-engaged projects that interpret local environmental infrastructure improvements and include area residents in hands-on experiences that promote deeper understanding in and ownership of their immediate environment.
The public is invited to join the architect Warren Techentin and team as the final coats of paint are put on the “big birdcage” at Ramirez Ironworks in South LA and it is then delivered and reassembled at M&A.
Materials & Applications: Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful: projects, 2002-2013; opens at theUniversity Art Museum at CSULB on January 25th! Installations, models, prototypes, rare images and much more will cover the past, present, and future of M&A with new work from M&A’s blight-busting team, Urban Applications, workshops, and a symposium to unfold over the coming months of the exhibition.
As part of Wildflowering L.A., a native wildflower seed planting initiative conceived of by artist Fritz Haeg, the USPS Eagle Rock Station is one of fifty sites throughout L.A. County that will become home to a diverse, seasonal landscape full of blooms and bugs.
The final S’More workshops are this weekend, 8/10 & 8/11 at M&A. Help us assemble the final panels, shore up the foundation, and install the hardware.
Tickets are available at the bottom of this page for the Materials & Applications’ 2011 Summer Studio Tours, our fundraiser to support M&A programming!
This summer instead of a lecture series we decided that the community could benefit more from a public workshop series, so far nearly every weekend this year we have produced some kind of fabrication, design, or experimentation event.