The research of John Southern and his office, Urban Operations, interrogates the sinister contradictions and utopian possibilities present in a world beset by environmental and social decline. Since 9/11, architecture has been distilled into a Supermodernist menu of recombinant formal and material outcomes, while global commerce has simultaneously produced savage anthropomorphic and sociological mutations, resulting in an ephemeral, yet domineering spatial praxis.
faculty talk: John SOUTHERN with intro by John ENRIGHT, moderated by Todd GANNON
1.00 p.m. / The Steps
960 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California 90013