Past programming

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Claire Harlan discusses the role of architecture in her work and how manmade landmarks and natural reference points influence our own personal landscapes.
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No Agua, No Vida: Human Alteration of the Colorado River

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

John Trotter discusses his photography project about the human alteration of the Colorado River, from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the desiccated remains of its delta above the Gulf of California.
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The Los Angeles Water Conundrum: Adaptability by Design

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Mia Lehrer discusses the transformation of Los Angeles’ relationship with water, including the growing momentum surrounding the Los Angeles River and the revitalization of infrastructure.
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Aloft: Photographing at 100 MPH

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Mark Holtzman speaks about the challenges of photographing out of an open window at over 100 mph while piloting an aircraft in order to create striking images of natural and man-made environments and share a unique perspective of daily life in California.
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A Sea Change In Design

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Frances Anderton discusses the making of Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change and the lessons learned about resilient architecture in relation to climate change and coastal habitation.
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Rebuild by Design, Collaborative and Inclusive Innovation

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Henk Ovink discusses crises at the regional and urban scale, and how both design and politics are at the heart of the development of a more resilient future.
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Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Stephen Wilkes shares his personal evolution as a photographer and focuses on a selection from his various bodies of personal work, including his documentary photography on Hurricane Katrina and Sandy.
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Armor, Adapt, Retreat: Green Urbanism for a Changing Climate

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Walker Wells discusses how integrating an ecosystem awareness with the urban design process can enable communities to rise to the challenge of climate change.
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The Attacking Ocean: Rising Sea Levels Past, Present, and Future

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Brian Fagan explores the impact of great sea surges on today’s overpopulated and highly urbanized world, the plight of arctic villages and small islands, and our options for defending ourselves against the attacking ocean.
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Trenches, Accropodes and High Design

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Lane Barden shares select images from his portfolio of architecture and infrastructure, and explores how engineering, planning and design offer solutions for the future of Los Angeles.
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Thu, Jan 8, 2015

Monica Nouwens speaks about her recent project Look At Me And Tell Me If You Have Known Me Before and her video installation Sebastian Cough, Claire Phillips, exhibited at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
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Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change feature photographer Iwan Baan discusses his contributions to the exhibit including images of coastal habitation from the Netherlands and Benin.