A series of four playful, absurd, critical and activity-based walks in different parts of the city that will examine the architectural landscape up close and reveal Los Angeles as a space of ghosts, projections, limits and possibilities. Led by Ken Ehrlich and an invited collaborator, each walk will present a framed experience of a part of the city, rather than a narration or tour of architectural history. We will re-consider the built environment and highlight ignored, forgotten, overlooked and “ordinary” spaces. Topics of discussion will include the relationship between plan and use: namely, the way that architecture and urban planning produce a set of contradictions between the way space is designed and the way it is used.

A walk in Venice with Erin Schnieder
A walk in Lakewood with D.J. Waldie
A walk in East L.A. with Sesshu Foster
A walk in in the shadows of Chavez Ravine with Maryam Hosseinzadeh

This event is part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture.

Video Producer: Emily Lacy
Project Producer: Bennett Williamson
Camera: Emily Lacy, Cascade Wilhelm, and Jovanna Tosello
Production Asssistant: Jovanna Tosello
Editors: Jovanna Tosello, Emily Lacy
Soundtrack: Emily Lacy

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