Architect Thom Mayne to open ‘Madrid Now’ exhibition, sign books Jan. 11
By Carolyn Campbell December 21, 2007 Category: Arts & Humanities
Advisory for FRIDAY, JAN. 11
Renowned architect and UCLA professor Thom Mayne will attend the opening of "Madrid Now: The Regional City" — an exhibition of work from the 2006–07 UCLA Research Studio project he led with graduate students from the department of architecture and urban design — and sign copies of a book based on the project. The book and exhibition present the Research Studio's urban design proposals for three sites near Madrid's historic core that offer innovative visions for facing the profound growth and change expected in the Spanish capital over the next two decades.
Thom Mayne, UCLA professor of architecture and winner of the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize
6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11
(The free exhibition continues through Feb. 1; gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.)
Perloff Gallery in Perloff Hall, on the UCLA campus
Madrid Now is a continuation of the interdisciplinary design initiative LA Now, which was launched in 2000 when Art Center College of Design president Richard Koshalek asked Mayne to develop projects for downtown Los Angeles. For Madrid Now, Mayne collaborated with Madrid municipal officials and city planners, UCLA visiting consultant Eui-Sung Yi and architecture and urban design graduate students from the UCLA Research Studio, continuing the symbiotic relationship between academia and the profession. For more information, the public may call (310) 267-4704.
"Madrid Now: The Regional City" is published by the Spanish magazine Future and is available at Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore in Los Angeles; William Stout Architectural Books in San Francisco; Prairie Avenue Bookshop in Chicago; and Urban Center Books, Labyrinth Books and St. Mark's Bookshop in New York.
Carolyn Campbell, (310) 825-6540, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Caroline Blackburn, (310) 267-4704, email@example.com
Parking for the event and exhibition is available for $8 in Lot 3. Enter the campus at the Wyton Drive entrance off of Hilgard Avenue.
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