AIA|LA COTE: (What is) The Nature of Los Angeles Series AIRBORNE L.A.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
AIA|LA Committee On The Environment (COTE)
(What is) The Nature of Los Angeles Series
PANEL 2: AIRBORNE LA
The air of Los Angeles has always been a contentious, turbulent and magical territory. Artists, film-makers, writers, environmentalists and scientists have found both inspiration and conflict in its thickness, its refractions, its particulates and luminosities. Airborne L.A. will explore the current understanding of this ephemeral phenomenon as well as ideas for a propositional future: how can a new nature occupy this layer of the city? Is "air/light," this at once sublime and sinister effect of pollution, already a manifestation of such a hybrid? Filtration systems and deodorizing facilities have already become surreal civic solutions and lichen transplants on high-rise façades provide a visual pollution monitoring system. Come join a spirited debate about the peculiar magic of airborne particles, the unique light of Los Angeles, sprawl, the sublime and grotesque effects of pollution, airborne ecologies and animal strategies.
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 5.30 pm.
Top viewing platform at Santa Monica Airport
3221 Donald Douglas Loop South,
3rd floor terrace, Santa Monica CA 90405
Berenika Boberska, Principle of Feral Office and Adjunct Faculty at the Woodbury School of Architecture
- Michael Light (artist, photographer)
- Travis Longcore (urban wild-life expert, light pollution, airborne ecosystems: butterflies/insects)
- D.J. Waldie (author, historian)
- Prof. Richard Flagan (Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Cal Tech, expert on aerosol pollution, head of The Pollen Research Group)
Please check back here http://www.aialosangeles.org/committees/committee-on-the-environment-cote/ for speaker updates and further details!