On the Road's first event took place at Temple @ Alameda in downtown Los Angeles on June 2, 2013 from 12-6pm as a flotilla of U-Haul trucks turned impromptu galleries. This one day exhibition presented work by 17 studios and individuals, each invited to show-and-tell a project they were currently working on. Participants exploring intellectually charged ideas through architecture and capturing the experimental spirit of Los Angeles were invited. The projects presented existed in flux and were activated by a high level of conviction, critical thinking, and playful rigor. The intention was to unpack ideas, concepts, and tropes signaling a shift in attitude, conceptual framework, and introduce a new set of hinge points and methodologies that drive the present.
Participants included Andrew Kovacs, Bryony Roberts, Curt Gambetta, Foundation for Architecture and Design, First Office, House of Style, Joe Alguire Workshop, Jonathan Louie, Maxi Spina Architects, Michael Faciejew, Paul Stoelting, Studio Bonner + Stayner Architects, Rowen Studio, T8projects, Vacation Projects, Wedgeworthy, and WELCOMEPROJECTS.
Video shot by Maya Santos & Joel Quizon with Technical Support from Tad
"Driving Home with a Towel on the Seat" by Lullatone