Category Archives: politics of memory

Protecting Fair and Affordable Housing Under Trump

You may have seen developer Geoff Palmer’s luxury apartment buildings clustered on the fringes of downtown Los Angeles. Massive, and dressed in wan tones of bisque and vanilla, they all hew to a particular architectural style. One could say they’ve

Protecting Fair and Affordable Housing Under Trump

You may have seen developer Geoff Palmer’s luxury apartment buildings clustered on the fringes of downtown Los Angeles. Massive, and dressed in wan tones of bisque and vanilla, they all hew to a particular architectural style. One could say they’ve

New Map Highlights African-American Architects’ Work in Los Angeles (Part 2)

“In architecture, I had absolutely no role model,” said Norma M. Sklarek, the first African-American woman to earn an architecture license in the United States. In the mid-1960s, Sklarek moved to Los Angeles from New York to join the firm

New Map Highlights African-American Architects’ Work in Los Angeles (Part 2)

“In architecture, I had absolutely no role model,” said Norma M. Sklarek, the first African-American woman to earn an architecture license in the United States. In the mid-1960s, Sklarek moved to Los Angeles from New York to join the firm

Little-Known Stories: Map Showcases More Than 50 Landmarks by African-American Architects (Part 1)

Los Angeles was home to arguably the most successful African-American architect of the 20th century: Paul Revere Williams. Born here in 1894, Williams designed thousands of buildings over his five-decade career, from landmarks like the LAX Theme Building, to glamorous

Little-Known Stories: Map Showcases More Than 50 Landmarks by African-American Architects (Part 1)

Los Angeles was home to arguably the most successful African-American architect of the 20th century: Paul Revere Williams. Born here in 1894, Williams designed thousands of buildings over his five-decade career, from landmarks like the LAX Theme Building, to glamorous

Book Review: Silvia Kolbowski and Walid Raad

Between Artists: Silvia Kolbowski and Walid Raad A.R.T. Press, 2008 “Do you think that a body of work can somatize such cultural trauma?” Silvia Kolboswki asks Walid Raad in the beginning of an email exchange that soon and unexpectedly begins

Book Review: Silvia Kolbowski and Walid Raad

Between Artists: Silvia Kolbowski and Walid Raad A.R.T. Press, 2008 “Do you think that a body of work can somatize such cultural trauma?” Silvia Kolboswki asks Walid Raad in the beginning of an email exchange that soon and unexpectedly begins