Care & Repair: Feminist Spatial Practices with Elke Krasny
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Care & Repair: Feminist Spatial Practices with Elke Krasny

M&A and WCCW invite you to join us for a public discussion and exercise in care. In conversation with curator and feminist theorist Elke Krasny, we will discuss what care might look like in architectural and urban practices. We will ask how practices of care can contribute to new forms of activism, by expanding dialogues, engaging materialisms, transforming pedagogies, and projecting alternatives.

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Untitled: a procession on the borders of something that has already shifted
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Untitled: a procession on the borders of something that has already shifted

Privacies Infrastructure features a choreographed project by Gwyneth Shanks and Sarah Lewis-Cappellari, which takes the form of a walking procession through private and public spaces in Council District 13.

Privacies Infrastructure presenta un proyecto coreografiado de Gwyneth Shanks y Sarah Lewis-Cappellari, que toma la forma de una procesión a pie a través de espacios privados y públicos en Consejo del Districto 13.

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Storage Ensemble II
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Storage Ensemble II

  • 2115 Elsinore Street Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States (map)
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Besler & Sons invites the public to collaboratively build a set of architectural objects that creatively rethink storage culture.

Besler & Sons invita al público a construir de forma colaborativa un conjunto de objetos arquitectónicos que repiensen creativamente la cultura del almacenamiento.

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Here take it now, Monochromes cast in situ (Live Cast 2)
Aug
9
6:00 AM06:00

Here take it now, Monochromes cast in situ (Live Cast 2)

  • 1850 West Silver Lake Drive Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States (map)
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Fiona Connor conducts a series of public castings, in which she casts bulletin board surfaces in situ, recording traces of a specific community’s network of exchange.

Fiona Connor conduce una serie de castings públicos, en los que proyecta superficies de tablones de anuncios in situ, registrando las huellas de la red de intercambio de una comunidad específica.

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Here take it now, Monochromes cast in situ (Live Cast 1)
Jul
26
6:00 AM06:00

Here take it now, Monochromes cast in situ (Live Cast 1)

Fiona Connor conducts a series of public castings, in which she casts bulletin board surfaces in situ, recording traces of a specific community’s network of exchange.

Fiona Connor conduce una serie de castings públicos, en los que proyecta superficies de tablones de anuncios in situ, registrando las huellas de la red de intercambio de una comunidad específica.

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Storage Ensemble I
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Storage Ensemble I

  • 2115 Elsinore Street Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Besler & Sons invites the public to collaboratively build a set of architectural objects that creatively rethink storage culture.

Besler & Sons invita al público a construir de forma colaborativa un conjunto de objetos arquitectónicos que repiensen creativamente la cultura del almacenamiento.

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1601 Park
Jul
21
to Sep 29

1601 Park

  • 1601 Park Ave Los Angeles CA 90026 United States (map)
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Tanya Brodsky presents a temporary work that considers how architectural structures can contribute to our ideas of home.

Tanya Brodsky presenta un trabajo temporario que considera cómo las estructuras arquitectónicas pueden contribuir a nuestras ideas y nociones del hogar.

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Members Event: Feierabend at M&A's Chinatown Office
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Members Event: Feierabend at M&A's Chinatown Office

Thursday, July 12 is Feier (“celebration”) +‎ Abend (“evening”)! From 6PM - 8PM, the M&A team will welcome members to our new office space in Chinatown. Come by to pick up your free 2018 Privacies Infrastructure tote bag, loaded with M&A goodies such as project postcard series, summer exhibition guide and map, and complimentary Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful catalogue. 

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Staging Construction
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Staging Construction

Staging Construction is a call for projects that explore construction as both a practice and a performance. Construction can seem a rather dry affair for a public installation. After all, logistics, staging, industry standards, manual labor are not seductive tools of design. Yet recent attention to participatory design processes, preoccupation with industrial readymades, satirization of DIY building culture, archeology of building sites, and competitions around demolition suggest that our cultural field is attending to these unseen endeavors intrinsic to the production of architecture. Materials & Applications seeks proposals that investigate the act of construction as both an act of building and as a form of industry.

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Collective Correctives #1: On/Off
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Collective Correctives #1: On/Off

Collective Correctives is a new public program presented in the form of an exercise. The exercise invites guests to present their work through the activity of collective editing. Our first guest, On/Off, is a Berlin-based architectural collective founded in 2012 as an experiment in collective practice. Using internet, meetings, emails and Skype, ON/OFF is now based in no-place and works everywhere.

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The Back 9: Golf & Zoning Policy in Los Angeles
Sep
8
to Oct 6

The Back 9: Golf & Zoning Policy in Los Angeles

  • Skid Row History Museum and Archive (map)
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Please join Materials & Applications, Los Angeles Poverty Department, and Rosten Woo for a round of mini-golf! “The Back 9” is a playable educational golf course about zoning and redevelopment politics in Downtown LA. Each hole of the course explores a different aspect of zoning and its political implications. The course in particular connects with the planned Downtown Los Angeles 2040 rezoning which will have dramatic effects on Skid Row.

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Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

New Forensics: Scenarios and Simulated Environments

M&A and 2426 SET present Scenarios and Simulated Environments, a one-day presentation by artists Kelly Loudenberg and Richard Wheeler, whose work and research focuses on simulating simulations. From violence to surveillance, their separate artistic practices investigate, re-articulate, and stage the exercises and environments that result from an increasingly militarized world in which new environments are manufactured and new genres of spaces are constructed

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What is Zoning? A Workshop by Rosten Woo
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

What is Zoning? A Workshop by Rosten Woo

Who does it serve and why should you care? Zoning law regulates land use across the city, and shapes buildings, blocks, and whole neighborhoods. It can be a tool for preservation or for rapid physical and economic development. But how does it work? And why is it so controversial? 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.

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What does Community Control Look like in the New Trump Era?
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

What does Community Control Look like in the New Trump Era?

What does community control look like? In the Trump Era, cities like Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco have rushed to reassure that their governments intend to oppose new restrictive federal immigration policies and to reinforce their statuses as Sanctuary Cities. But as homeless sweeps and evictions continue to endanger communities of working class and people of color in these cities, we have to ask: what does "sanctuary" mean in the era of rampant gentrification?

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In and Out of Pictures
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

In and Out of Pictures

In and Out of Pictures is the closing event for the installation The Kid Gets out of the Picture. The installation is a collaboration between four practices that were given the task of re-creating the seminal elements of an English picturesque garden: a hill, a rock, a hut, and trees. 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. 

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From Above | Looking Down
Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

From Above | Looking Down

From Above | Looking Down is a series of improvised scores that explore how to move with and through comfort. Drawing upon the performers' personal histories with their dance and movement practices and our political present, the piece shifts between the kinetic and the metaphoric, the individual and the collective, searching for ways to offer and receive comfort, care, and support. 

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The Kid Gets Out of The Picture
Oct
15
to Feb 28

The Kid Gets Out of The Picture

The Kid Gets Out of the Picture is a contemporary update on the aesthetic principles of early 19th century English landscape architecture. By the early-nineteenth century, practitioners of the English picturesque had invented a catalog of objects (follys, ha-has, viewpoints) that worked to produce the pictorial effects of landscape painting within real space. Lumps, clumps, and masses made it possible, in a sense, to occupy the picture. 

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