About the lecture
Los Angeles represented for architects not only the open territory of post-war Californian modernity, but also as a breeding ground for new forms of architectural space and practice. The lecture explores the historic context of Los Angeles architecture through three distinct groups of architects. Starting with the European modernist immigration from Austria with Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler to the Hollywood Hillsides, continuing to the "New School" of east coast deconstructivists Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry and their Venice beach contemporaries, to the current multiplicity of younger global practices expanding their own architectural territory from the context of California.
Kai Reaver is a Michigan-born architect and educator. He currently works as an instructor at Oslo School of Architecture and Design and is the founder of REEL, a research practice focused on bridging history with technology. He previously worked at Snøhetta, the global architecture and landscape firm, and has studied and practiced both in Norway and in Los Angeles.
The lecture is free of charge and is open to everyone – welcome!
The lecture will be conducted in English.