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 presented a framed experience of a part of the city, rather than a narration or tour of architectural history. The walks re-consider the built environment and highlight ignored, forgotten, overlooked and “ordinary” spaces. Topics of discussion included 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 La Loma, Bishop and Palo Verde with Maryam Hosseinzadeh


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This event was part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. initiated by the Getty




Participatory performance