Ken Ehrlich – Walking Places: Four Walks in Los Angeles

Sunday, June 9th
Sunday, June 16th
Sunday, June 23th
Sunday, June 30th
Free

Join us for 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.

Attendance size is limited so please use the links below to RSVP. The start location of the walk will be sent to you in a confirmation email from Eventbrite.
Please be prepared to walk for approx. two hours. Think footwear, hats, sunscreen, water, and whatever else you’ll need to wander for a good bit.

6/9 // 1pm – A walk in Venice with Erin Schnieder – Click Here for more information.
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keywords: Participatory mapping, cultural sites, audio interludes. Click Here for more information.

6/16 // 1:30pm – A walk in Lakewood with D.J. Waldie – Click Here for more information.
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keywords: Single family homes, placemaking, reconsidering the suburban landscape

6/23 // 1pm – A walk in East L.A. with Sesshu Foster – Click Here for more information.
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keywords: Poetic interruptions, displaced monuments, the named, unnamed and unnameable

6/30 // 1pm – A walk in in the shadows of Chavez Ravine with Maryam Hosseinzadeh – Click Here for more information.
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keywords: Contested geographies, public memory, urban parks and infrastructure

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