Come in! S,M,L,XLa
June 19, 2014 – September 14, 2014
Historically, Los Angeles as a city has been a site of inspiration and exploration for architects and designers alike. The city has been developed around and defined by a variety of large-scale urban planning projects as well as medium and smaller-sized residential and public work including housing, product design and technological innovations. Through these various architecture and design projects, the city has nurtured experimental pursuits and critical inquiry and today it continues to expand in the contemporaneous city. Projects are currently being developed at various scales all over L.A. from miniscule to monumental and everything in-between. Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large Los Angeles takes Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau’s seminal text as a departure point and more importantly an organizing principle to examine the production and discourse of architecture and design within today’s city of L.A. Bringing coherence to the body of work of an emergent group of Los Angeles–based designers that span across disciplines from architecture and graphics to digital media and sound art, to jewelry, landscape, lighting, product, and textile design; the show highlights the ways in which young practitioners are currently thinking and making in Los Angeles in addition to their impact on the present-day city and its future.