Note Change in 3/4 Program, Venue: Drought & Beauty
The Landscape as Necessity series expands the conversation around urban issues critical to Los Angeles and familiar to designers and thinkers from all over the world. Hosted by the local landscape architecture community, guests are invited to share ideas, engage in dialog, and speculate on future possibilities, questioning where we are now and where are going.
The 2015-2016 theme is Drought+Beauty. Landscape architects from Los Angeles are paired with practitioners from other water-stressed environments to debate strategies, tactics, and efficacy of design in shaping space and policy in extreme drought. All debates are 6-9 pm; 45 minute presentations per speaker and moderated debate.
What do delight and pleasure mean in dry times? How are landscape architects and educators working within the constraints of drought, while also anticipating increased intensity of sporadic rain events? How is design serving communities and shaping policy while crafting a new sensibility for design in drylands?
All events are 6 pm to 9 pm, and free and open to the public. The first two events will be at Helms Bakery in Culver City; the third and fourth events will be held at LA Cleantech Incubator in downtown Los Angeles.