Event Archive

In 2015, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne and Occidental College launched an ambitious series of conversations about the future of Los Angeles.

On this archive page, you can review event descriptions and view video footage of most events from 2015-19.

April 22, 2015

A walking tour along the Bowtie Project in the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River was followed by a discussion of the river’s emerging role as public and park space for Los Angeles. 

April 8, 2015

At once vulnerable and inviolate, a disappearing architectural species and the most protected building type in the city, the single-family house continues to play an outsize role in debates over architecture, planning and growth in Los Angeles.

March 25, 2015

Architect Peter Zumthor’s plan to radically redesign the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has divided critics and architects in L.A. like no other proposal in recent memory.

March 4, 2015

Arguably the most important book written about Los Angeles in the last four decadesand easily the mos

February 18, 2015

Immigration to Southern California peaked in 1990, and we’ve now entered a post-immigrant phase, with foreign-born residents likely to be more financially and culturally stable and better connected than they were a generation ago.

February 12, 2015

An introduction to the series and discussion of L.A.’s renewed attention to its public realm, and how that shift relates to the architectural, urban and political history of Los Angeles. With UCLA’s Dana Cuff, REDCAT Gallery Director Ruth Estevez, Occidental’s Mark Vallianatos.