(What is) The Nature of Los Angeles Series PANEL 1: ON THE UNEASY EARTH
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
AIA|LA Committee On The Environment (COTE)
(What is) The Nature of Los Angeles Series
PANEL 1: ON THE UNEASY EARTH
We have certain expectations about how the earth should behave. Terms like Terra Firma speak to its solidity, and drawing conventions represent the ground plane as a static line upon which buildings and structures may reliably stand. But when the earth moves, slides, dissolves or levitates, these expectations can prove themselves to be unexpectedly, and sometimes lethally, naive. Through presentations and discussion with designers, engineers, artists and scientists whose work engages this dynamic medium, The Committee on the Environment will investigate what it means to live On the Uneasy Earth.
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:30 pm .
Penmar Park bleachers, 1341 Lake St., Venice, CA 90291, in front of the dirt pile (pictured above near the corner of Lake and Penmar), a Prop-O-funded water filtration project under construction by the Los Angeles Bureau of Public Works.
This is an outdoor, evening event, i.e., don't leave home without a sweater! Light refreshments provided.
Ben Loescher, Golem | LA; Program Manager at the Center for Land Use Interpretation
- Ron Elad, Associate at Buro Happold; Design & engineering team member for Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass
- Oliver Hess, Artist: Materials & Applications; Didier-Hess;
- David L. Ulin, Author: The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith; Book Editor for the Los Angeles Times
- Dr. Sue Cannon, United States Geological Survey Landslides Hazard Program; Debris Flow and Landslide specialist
Please check back here http://www.aialosangeles.org/committees/committee-on-the-environment-cote/ for speaker updates and further details!