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OTDI 2011: AfterImage
VOLKAN ALKANOGLU
with response by James Michael Tate
Thursday, 10/13

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents Out There Doing It 2011: AfterImage. A provocation to cross-disciplinary conversation through expansion of the synergies between architecture and related design practices.

Architects today co-conspire with a host of key figures in a fluid exchange of imagination spanning from pre-design to post-occupancy.  Whether privately volleyed or publicly launched, these dynamic, ad-hoc, and non-linear exchanges provide the fuel that drives design and makes innovation possible. Through interrogating and encouraging these conversations, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design hopes to offer a greater understanding of how architecture is produced, assembled, and disseminated in the contemporary cultural milieu.

All lectures begin at 7:30pm at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

All lectures are free for LA Forum members, $5 for students & $10 for non-members. To pre-purchase tickets via Paypal, click here. All lectures are outdoors, please dress accordingly.

VOLKAN ALKANOGLU

Volkan Alkanoglu is an architect and designer based in Los Angeles. He studied architecture at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf and received his Master of Architectural Design degree with Distinction at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK.

Before opening his own practice VA | DESIGN he has successfully collaborated in several architectural practices in Germany, United Kingdom, and the USA. VA | DESIGN is currently working on a broad range of international multidisciplinary projects.

Volkan Alkanoglu is a registered Architect with the AKNW in Germany, ARB in the UK and a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in the USA.

JAMES MICHAEL TATE

James Michael Tate received his Masters of Architecture from Yale University and Bachelors of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He has previously worked for MOS, Peter Eisenman, and Samuel Mockbee. Tate co-taught a studio with Michael Maltzan at Rice University this past spring; the experience motivated him to move to Los Angeles. Tate designs, makes, writes, and participates in a variety of architectural affairs. His current affinities include narratives, oppositional dialectic blends, seeking refuge in unsettled territories between art and architecture, the latent potentialities of history in contemporary experiments, and the Korean taco food-truck.

FUTURE LECTURES IN THE SERIES:

B.A.D. – BUREAU FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
with response by Monica Nouwens
Thursday, 10/27

LAYER
with response by Roel Schierbeek
Thursday, 11/03