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Lecture: Professor Bob Sheil

SCI-Arc 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

In the post digital age, as new tools have dissolved boundaries between the drawn and the made, how we design has become of equal importance to what we design. Both the role and skillset of the designer has been presented with an unprecedented opportunity to expand and diversify. Robert Sheil’s research is focused on experiments

Elena Manferdini: Lecture

Sci-Arc W.M. Keck Lecture Hall 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Elena Manferdini, principal and owner of Atelier Manferdini, has over fifteen years of professional experience in architecture, art, design, and education. She is a licensed engineer in Italy, and a licensed architect in Switzerland. She received a Professional Engineering Degree from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and a Master of Architecture and Urban

Luisa Cevese: Lecture

SCI-Arc 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

I love waste, working with waste…The Riedizioni project: Thoughts on design, production and sustainability Luisa Cevese is a self -taught designer based in Milano. She began designing textiles for fashion and interiors in 1984, providing work for companies such as Dolce & Gabbana, Hermès, Chanel, Maharam and Comme des Garçons, among others. In 1996 she

Design, Bitches: Lecture

Sci-Arc W.M. Keck Lecture Hall 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Principals: Catherine Johnson, AIA and Rebecca Rudolph, AIA Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph founded their Los Angeles-based practice Design, Bitches in 2010. Design, Bitches has been recognized with multiple awards from the AIA/LA, Surface, Architect’s Newspaper, shortlisted for the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture, and selected as the 2017 recipient of AIA/LA’s Emerging Practice

Obsessions In_Focus: Confrontations, Confessions and Glowing Friendships

Sci-Arc Gallery 960 E. 3rd Street , Los Angeles , CA, United States

“The contemporary must be fought for!” is not only a statement of belief, but also an expression of a present that was fought for and experienced. It is a manifesto for a critical attitude toward contemporaneity in times of growing non-commitments. Obsessions in Focus is also an attempt to clarify the essence of contemporary art and architecture through

Making+Meaning Summer Workshop

Southern California Institute of Architecture 960 East 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, United States

Making+Meaning is a four-week career exploration and portfolio preparation summer program that immerses students in a digital design workflow that seamlessly integrates architectural design, digital representation, and digital fabrication techniques. No previous architectural experience is required. Open to the creative individual, inspired professionals, current college students and college graduates, as well as those newly admitted to


SCI-Arc Lecture: Walead Beshty

SCI-Arc 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Walead Beshty (b. 1976, London, UK) is an artist and writer working in Los Angeles. He has had solo exhibitions at such institutions as Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; the Barbican Centre, London; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden / Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; The Hirshhorn Museum,


SCI-Arc Main E-Vent 2020

In the midst of unprecedented global challenges, SCI-Arc students need support now more than ever. Given current social distancing requirements, SCI-Arc has redesigned Main Event as Main E-Vent—a lively and spectacular virtual affair. Featuring a live Zoom dance party with DJ, digital cocktail lounge experiences, prize drawings, and other surprises, Main E-Vent will showcase outstanding student


SCI-Arc Spring Show 2020

This year, Spring Show will be reinvented in ways never done before, complete with a full-scale, radically experiential, live-broadcast exhibition of student projects guaranteed to awe and impress. Curated by History + Theory faculty member John Cooper, in conjunction with Main E-vent 2020, this iteration of Spring Show will include avant-garde new work from students, demonstrating the school’s deep

SCI-Arc: Black Lives Matter Week of Action

SCI-Arc is pleased to announce its participation in Black Lives Matter Week of Action from February 1 - 5, 2021. Black Lives Matter Week of Action is a national, student-run event, held during the first week of February, dedicated to unapologetic conversations and presentations on Black culture, expression, and justice. SCI-Arc’s prestige is based on revolutionary conversations demonstrating a direct

Dr. LeRonn P. Brooks: The Poetics of Sanctuary and Place: Paul R. Williams

Introduction by Marrikka Trotter Online June 28, 2021 at 2:00–3:00pm PT Paul R. Williams design of Los Angeles’s First African Methodist Church is one that emphasized both function (in terms of how the structure was “used” by its congregation) and sanctuary—a holy and sacred space of safety. Built during the era of legal racial segregation

SCI-Arc presents: Crip Technoscience – Disability Culture as Design

Aimi Hamraie and Kelly Fritsch offer “crip technoscience” as a critical project that centers the experiences of disabled people as designers. Too often in architecture, product design, and urban planning, disabled people are treated solely as users, not as makers. This ignores the long history of disabled people’s ways of shaping design, both in a