Join us for this year’s ForumFest, when we'll honor 30 years of work interrogating Los Angeles and its architecture, designers, politicians, academics, builders and the city itself — the one we love, live and work in.
We're celebrating the founders, framers and the future, of course, but most significantly, we're celebrating the way we do it and why.
If we had to put it into one word, we’d call it foruming — it’s the set of tactics we use, the means and methods to bridge our understanding of Los Angeles and its many facets, consequences and players. With academics and authors who write and discuss, with local politicians who bolster and booster, and in our own publications that provoke and promote, we’re finding new ways to make sense of the city. It’s a collective questioning; A curatorial stance framing and challenging what architecture means in an evolving city. A space of learning, speculating, and building.
Don't forget the listening, making and networking.
foruming means always refining, changing and adjusting – it’s what LA Forum does consistently each and every year, despite downturns or bubbles, booms or busts. We keep a critical eye on the state of things, instigating dialogues on design and the built environment through public programming, exhibitions, and publications.
There’s also the mentoring, collaborating, learning, and honoring.
In 30 years we’ve gotten pretty good at foruming and that’s really what the celebration is all about, and what the Forum will continue to do every year.
For more information and updates on ForumFest 2017, visit our event page (http://laforum.org/event/forum-fest-2017/)
Performances will include DJ Mukta Mohan of KXLU, outlaw country band Mid City Opry, actors Wes Armstrong and Meiyee Apple reading from LA Forum publications, Melissa Dougherty’s MGX, guitarist Joe Baiza, The Frogtown Serenaders, and the Sasha Smith Trio plus food and drink from Carnitas el Momo, Mama’s Hot Tamales, Coolhaus and Angel City Brewery, all amongst the remarkably unexpected spaces of the Modernica factory campus in Vernon.
We can't wait to see you there.
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