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Big City Forum's Fast Forward: Los Angeles on the Verge

Big City Forum's Fast Forward: Los Angeles on the Verge

First of four Big City Forum panel discussions, entitled Fast Forward: Los Angeles on the Verge, to take place on Wednesday, March 7th, at 7pm.

Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome Big City Forum in residence starting immediately and extending through June 2012.  During its residency at Armory, Big City Forum will present Mapping LA, a series of four discursive events that will feature speakers from a similar creative practice.  Each event will feature a panel of speakers who share a specific creative practice, which will provide the framework for a lively discussion around livability, sustainability, community, and the politics of place in Los Angeles.  The entire series, which is free and open to the public, will take place on the first Wednesday of March, April, May, and June 2012 at 7pm at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA.

Fast Forward: Los Angeles on the Verge

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 7pm

This panel explores new directions for urban planning and architecture with the following Los Angeles-based architects, theorists, and planners:

  • Dana Cuff, Director of cityLAB, a think tank within UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design.
  • Roger Sherman, Co-Director, cityLAB; principal, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design.
  • Jessica Varner, Co-Editor, No More Play (Hatje Cantz, pub.); founder, SmallerLarge, a publications studio focused on ideas about architecture, urban studies, art, and culture.
  • Edward Soja, postmodern political geographer and urban planner; Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA; Visiting Professor, London School of Economics.
  • Linda Taalman, Principal, TaalmanKoch Architecture; Assistant Professor of Architecture, Woodbury University.
  • Ava Bromberg (Moderator), Project Director, Atwater Crossing (ATX); Doctoral Candidate, School of Urban Planning, UCLA.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected]

About Big City Forum

Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project that facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that provide access to forward-thinking creative projects.  As an incubator of ideas and a generator for creative capital, it promotes the arts and imagination as powerful tools for community and civic transformation.  In addition it seeks new ways to map and understand what acts of imagination mean to people and places.  By bringing together creative visionaries and community/civic leaders, Big City Forum aims to build a platform for collaboration and partnerships that promote a more active sense of cultural vitality and engagement. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.