If you happen to be near Los Angeles this weekend, I’ll be giving a 40-45 minute talk this Saturday at the A+D Museum as part of a day-long event organized by Gensler – designers of the tallest building in China, which began construction last week in Shanghai.
The event lasts from 10am-5:30pm, and I’ll be one of the final keynote addresses – from 3-4pm, I believe. It’s not free, unfortunately, but student discounts are available.
The other participants include some really fantastic people, including Scott Robertson of Design Studio Press; the awesome Tali Krakowsky from Imaginary Forces – from whom you’ll soon hear more when I post BLDGBLOG’s long (and very long-delayed) interview with the principals of that firm; Frances Anderton, a colleague of mine at Dwell and host of KCRW’s weekly radio show DnA; Sam Lubell of The Architect’s Newspaper; and many, many, many more.
So if you’re in town and need something to think about, consider stopping by. Here’s a map – and you can read a bit more about it here, with tickets available for purchase here.
If you do make it out, come up and introduce yourself as I’d love to say hello.