UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Announces Spring 2022 Public Program | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


The Department of Architecture and Urban Design (AUD) at the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts) is pleased to announce its public lecture program for Spring 2022. The Spring Program from AUD represents the department’s interest in global contexts and practices, interdisciplinary issues, and engagement with the creative industry and production. In addition to lectures by renowned designers, the program features a presentation by James Chinlund, production designer of the recently released film The Batman, and a book launch for Reiner de Graaf’s first work of fiction, The master plan. AUD celebrates the end of its academic year with the annual student fair, RUMBLE.

We are pleased to note that Perloff Hall and AUD’s IDEAS campus will be hosting guests from UCLA and beyond, with proof of Covid vaccination or negative Covid test required; please review current UCLA policies, which are subject to change. We also hope to welcome audiences from around the world through virtual environments whenever possible. All event details are subject to change; please visit aud.ucla.edu for updates, especially as events are added to the program.

The AUD Spring 2022 public program includes:

Monday, April 4, 6:30-8 p.m. PST
Mauricio Pezo & Sofia von Ellrichshausen: PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN
Perloff Hall DeCafe and online

Pezo von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture studio founded in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They live and work in southern Chile, both in the city of Concepción and on a farm at the foot of the Andes. (Zoom Recording)

Monday, April 18, 6:30-8 p.m. PST
Book launch: Reinier de Graaf, The master plan
Perloff Hall courtyard

The master plan is the first work of fiction by the architect Reiner de Graaf, the author of the famous Four walls and a roof: the complex nature of a simple profession. Chronicle the trajectory of an architect in need of recognition, The master plan unfolds like a fictional reconstruction of an architectural dream reduced to dust by greater forces.

Monday, April 25, 6:30-8 p.m. PST
Chris Reed: “Directing”
Perloff Hall DeCafe and online

Chris Reed is Professor of Landscape Architecture Practice and Co-Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is also the founding director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism. ‘Stage-setting’ will define how Reed and his colleagues at Stoss Landscape Urbanism address today’s challenges through collaboration, the practice of strategic design, and the pursuit of social, cultural and environmental agendas. reviews. (Zoom Recording)

Friday, April 29, 7-9 p.m. PST
James Chinlund
IDEAS Campus and Online

James Chinlund is an award-winning production designer who has been building worlds for feature film and television for over 25 years, with credits such as Requiem for a Dream (2000)The Avengers (2012), and, more recently, The Batman (2022). (Registration)

Monday, May 16, 6:30-8 p.m. PST
Bryan Young, Young Projects
Perloff Hall DeCafe and online

Bryan Young founded Young Projects in New York in 2010, with work including buildings, interiors, objects, material prototypes and furniture. The studio explores a variety of methods: breaking traditional crafting techniques, hand pulling plaster, growing crystals and burning objects, to name a few; geometry, pattern, texture and spatial complexity play an important role in creating ambiguous architecture. Copies of Young Projects’ first monograph will be available for purchase at the event. (Zoom Recording)

Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8 p.m. PST
Book launch: Ayala Levin, Architecture and Development: Israeli Construction in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Colonial Imagination of Settlers, 1958-1973
Perloff Hall DeCafe

In Architecture and Planning, Ayala Levin traces the colonial imagination and practices of settlers that underlie Israeli architectural development assistance in Africa. Focusing on the “golden age” of Israel’s diplomatic relations on and across the continent from 1958 to 1973, Levin finds that Israel positioned itself as an alternative developing country in the competition for power. aid and influence between North and South.

Thursday, May 26, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST
Michael Young and Kutan Ayata: Young & Ayata
Perloff Hall DeCafe and online

Michael Young and Kutan Ayata formed Young & Ayata in New York in 2008 to explore the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of architecture and urban planning. The practice is dedicated to both built controls and experimental research. The practice views the reality of contemporary construction as a provocation for architectural form, material and technology. Both principals teach and view the educational experience as essential to the continued development of architectural ideas; Young is an assistant professor at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, and Ayata is an associate professor and vice president of AUD. (Zoom Recording)

Monday June 6 and Tuesday June 7
Perloff Hall

RUMBLE is AUD’s annual end-of-year show, in which faculty and students engage in conversations about individual projects within a broader context of contemporary ideas and discourses, revealing how the issues and projects that we motivate have matured and developed under the guidance of our talented students and the collective stewardship of faculty.

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