The League’s monthly First Friday series shifted to a new online format and other days of the week. Each event explores design practices in New York City and beyond that operate in multiple roles—coupling architecture with initiatives including design advocacy, fabrication research, and community engagement.
Each program consists of brief presentations about the office structure (including some form of virtual tour, when possible), recent projects, and impetus for creating alternative modes of practice, followed by an informal discussion with attendees. Grab a beverage of your choice and join us for a casual conversation.
LA Más’s mission is to design and build initiatives that promote neighborhood resilience and elevate the agency of working-class communities of color. The Los Angeles firm describes its approach to community development as “honoring local knowledge and culture while bringing together the power of informal and formal systems,” defining its role as that of “an advocate and partner that utilizes design as a process and a tool to make information more accessible and to make systems more inclusive."
The presentation will focus on The Backyard Homes Project, a "one-stop shop" Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) program that enables the average homeowner to become a provider of affordable housing.
The program will be moderated by Christopher Hawthorne, chief design officer for the city of Los Angeles and former architecture critic for The Los Angeles Times.
This event is free and open to all.
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