The first Asia in LA program brings together leading architects, designers, and UCLA faculty working in and on Asia.
Asia in LA is a community series that celebrates the ties between Asia and Los Angeles and highlights the work of UCLA faculty, students, and leaders in the local community that enriches our understanding of the people, cultures, and history of Asia. The afternoon will feature discussions by architects, urban designers, and UCLA faculty who will explore the design and use of space and the construction and preservation of identity, both in the Asian cities that are a part of today’s networks of people, goods, and ideas, and in the Asian spaces that are a vital part of the fabric of a global city such as Los Angeles. The conversation will be moderated by former KCBS news anchor Tritia Toyota, Adjunct Professor of Asian American Studies, UCLA.
Asia in the Global City (1:30 p.m.)
Karin Higa, Adjunct Senior Curator, Japanese American National Museum
Vinit Mukhija, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA
Bennett Peji, Founder, Bennet Peji Design, San Diego
Lisa Kim Davis, Assistant Professor of Geography, UCLA
The Global City in Asia (3:30 p.m.)
Hitoshi Abe, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA and Founder, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Sendai, Japan
Alice Kimm, Partner, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Los Angeles
Qingyun Ma, Dean of the School of Architecture, USC, and Founder, MADA s.p.a.m., Shanghai, China
Edmund Ong, Chief of Architecture (ret.), San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
Ari Seligmann, Lecturer, Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA
Exhibit: RE-placing Beijing
New photographs by Guy Horton, Perkins+Will Architects, will be on exhibit throughout the day. Taken in September 2008, these images present views of Beijing's new showcase architecture, prominently featured during the 2008 Olympic Games, in the context of their local settings.
Rsvp required to Elizabeth Leicester at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking is available in Lot 8 on the UCLA campus for $9.
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