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-Reading at the Lovell Health House Tour with the MAK Center, March 15, 2020*

-Speaker at Likeminds Camp, March 27-29, 2020*

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-Speaker at the conference “California Dreaming. Richard Neutra and the Significance of Californian Modernity,” Wein Museum, Vienna, April, 2020*

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*= Event canceled or postponed due to the pandemic




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Archive of Past Events

-Guest speaker at the annual Lanterman House lecture series, February 15, 2020.

-Guest speaker at the (delightful) Los Angeles Breakfast Club, January 22, 2020, 7–9 AM

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-90th Anniversary Celebration Tours at Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House, December 14 and 15.

– Lecture: “Built for Health”
As part of the “Architecture & Beyond” series
November 14, 2019, 6:45–7:45 PM
Free admission, Los Feliz Library
Books for sale on site courtesy of Skylight Books

– Figs and Sunbaths: California’s Early Health Evangelists for Mercado Sagrado

-Plantasia at the Getty Center, September 7
Celebrate California plant culture with a special program inspired by 1970s Los Angeles and Plantasia, the iconic album made for plants and the people who love them. Worldwide curiosities guide Atlas Obscura and Brooklyn’s Sacred Bones Records teams up with the Getty’s Ever Present series to delve into the plant-centric cultural movement behind Mort Garson’s 1976 cult-classic electronic album Mother Earth’s Plantasia.

As part of Plantasia, Lyra Kilston, author of Sunseekers: The Cure of California, presents an illustrated, incomplete history of local vegetarian evangelists, from the late 19th century forward.


Talk at the LA Art Book Fair as part of The Classroom: a running series of informal lectures, readings, screenings, and other activities by artists, writers, designers, and publishers. Saturday, April 13. Followed by a cover of Eden Ahbez’ “Nature Boy” performed by Jess Cornelius.


Talk and book signing: “Built for Health” at Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 23, 2019


Book signing at Frieze LA as part of the Acid-Free Art Book Fair


February 2019: LAUNCH and signing at the Richard Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake


Artist Talk with Noémie Goudal & Lyra Kilston, moderated by Asha Bukojemsky
October 6, 2018 at the Neutra VDL House. Organized by Susannah Tantemsapya/Creative Migration.