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UCLA Architecture and Urban Design announces events for fall 2013

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UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) presents a series of public events this fall, 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), unless otherwise noted.     
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 All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).     
Sept. 27–Dec. 13
Currents: SUPRASTUDIO Interface Interlace
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 27, 6–8 p.m. 
"Interface Interlace" features the work of the expanded M. Arch. II program, SUPRASTUDIO. Led by IDEAS technology director Guvenc Ozel, the exhibition explores the merger between the digital and the physical realms through an exploration of three modes of architectural thinking — translation, iteration and animation. SUPRASTUDIO will continue in fall 2013 at the new IDEAS satellite campus in Playa Vista. World-renowned architects Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn and Thom Mayne will lead the studios.
Monday, Sept. 30
Kengo Kuma 
Kuma is the principal at Kengo Kuma and Associates. With offices in Tokyo and Paris, Kuma aspires to recover the tradition of Japanese buildings and to reinterpret these traditions for the 21st century.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Hani Rashid
Rashid is the design principal and co-founder of Asymptote Architecture in New York and the director of Studio Hani Rashid at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Asymptote's latest projects are intensely focused on the many intersections between technological and cultural significance. Each project explores the importance and nuances of place and the vectors that configure its reality to a locations' present and its future.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Bernard Stiegler
Stiegler is the director of the department of cultural development at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris and a professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne. He is the author of "Technics and Time, 1: The Fault of Epimetheus." This lecture is presented in collaboration with the UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory and the French consulate of Los Angeles.
Monday, Oct. 28
Monica Ponce de Leon
5865 S. Campus Center Dr., Los Angeles
Ponce de Leon is the principal of Office dA in Ann Arbor, Mich., and dean of Taubman College at the University of Michigan. The southeast corner of Robertson and Olympic boulevards in Los Angeles features Office dA's green design for the ARCO sustainable gas station.
Monday, Nov. 4
Shohei Shigematsu
Shigemastu is partner and director of OMA in New York. OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis. OMA recently won the competition to design a mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Santa Monica.
Friday, Nov. 15
Richard Weinstein Lecture
Thomas Auer
Auer is the managing director of Transsolar in Stuttgart, Germany. Roughly 50 percent of man's carbon footprint is related to the construction industry and to the design and operation of buildings. Transsolar, regarded internationally as the cutting edge in climate engineering, works with architects like Frank Gehry from the inception of important projects to develop new technology and building strategies.
Monday, Nov. 18
Patrik Schumacher
Schumacher is the founder of AA Design Research Lab in London and a partner and director at Zaha Hadid Architectures. He joined Zaha Hadid in 1988 and has been the co-author of many key projects, including MAXXI — the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome. Together with Zaha Hadid, he built up Zaha Hadid Architects to become a 400-strong global architecture brand.
For updated information about cityLAB programs please visit Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
5–7:30 p.m.
Desk-less: Hybrid Nomads in the Workplace
Gensler Los Angeles
500 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90071
This symposium is the first of a three-part series of new interdisciplinary conversations on the increasingly mobile workplace and the future of knowledge-based work in downtown Los Angeles. The symposium will be lead by cityLAB and Gensler Los Angeles.
(Please note: this is an invitation-only event. For more information, please email
Tuesday, Dec. 3
5–7 p.m.
Building-less: Hybris Nomads in the Workplace (2)
Location to be determined
This is the second symposium of a three-part series of new interdisciplinary conversations on the increasingly mobile workplace and the future of knowledge-based work in in downtown Los Angeles. The symposium will be lead by cityLAB and Gensler Los Angeles.
(Please note: this is an invitation-only event. For more information, please email
Thursday, Nov. 14
Mayors Institute on City Design West Coast Regional Session
Bill Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum
The symposium, funded by the American Architectural Foundation as part of the Mayors Institute on City Design initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, will involve mayors from eight West Coast cities in a dialogue about urban design issues.
The Urban Humanities Initiative lecture series takes place at 12:30 p.m. in UCLA's Decafé (Perloff Hall, Room 1302). For updated information about the Urban Humanities Initiative please visit
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Art, Protest, Revolution: Avant-Garde Madness in 1960s Tokyo
William Marotti, associate professor of history at UCLA, discusses his new book, "Money, Trains, and Guillontines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan."
Tuesday, Nov. 19
The Post-disaster Architect: White Knight or Guerilla Warrior?
Yasuaki Onoda, professor of architecture and building science at Tohoku University, discusses the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. UCLA Architecture and Urban Design chair Hitoshi Abe and professor Dana Cuff join in the conversation.
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