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UCLA Architecture and Urban Design presents a series of public events this winter, including lectures and exhibitions. Lectures offer the opportunity to hear about the new work of prominent architects, designers, theorists and historians and are presented at 6:30 p.m. in UCLA's Decafé (Perloff Hall, Room 1302).
Exhibitions feature innovative student and faculty work, as well as the work of local and national architects, artists and designers, and are presented in the Perloff Gallery (Perloff Hall, Room 1318) and the Perloff Main Hallway. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on campus holidays).
All events are free and open to the public. Programs are subject to change. For updated information and confirmation of events, call 310-267-4704 or visit www.aud.ucla.edu. All-day parking ($10) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).
Jan. 7–March 18
Currents: Fall 2010
Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 7, 6–8 p.m.
This exhibition highlights UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's best student work from the fall 2010 quarter.
FREE 'BEYOND THE FRINGE' LECTURE SERIES
Monday, Jan. 10
Ma Yansong is principal of Beijing-based MAD Architects, an architecture firm dedicated to innovation in architectural practice, landscape design and urban planning. MAD aspires to design in close harmony with nature, offering people the freedom to develop independent urban experiences.
Monday, Jan. 24
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda are founders and principals of Amid.cero9, based in Madrid. They have won more than 30 prizes in national and international competitions, including having their work featured in the International Architecture Biennale in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2010. They are also regular contributors to the architecture magazine El Croquis.
Monday, Jan. 31
Formed in 1994 by Singaporean Wong Mun Summ and Australian Richard Hassell, Singapore-based WOHA is a design practice focused on the built environment. WOHA's philosophy is to explore the intersections of culture, context, history, nature, climate, sustainability and social behavior to inform innovative design.
Monday, Feb. 7
R&Sie(n) explores architectural work that is simultaneously organic, biological and critical. Founded in 1989 by François Roche and Stéphanie Lavaux, Paris-based practice unfolds protocols through the re-staging of different kinds of contemporary relationships: aesthetical, machinist, computational and even artificial.