How Participatory Design is Changing Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, doors open at 6:00pm, program begins at 6:15pm
How Participatory Design Is Changing Los Angeles
$5 for CHS Members, $10 General Admission
Gensler Los Angeles
500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Join the California Historical Society at the Gensler Los Angeles office for a stirring discussion about how participatory design impacts the creation of the built environment in Los Angeles and beyond. Reflecting on how Lawrence Halprin’s innovative process shaped his Los Angeles projects, presenters and participants will consider how public participation does, could, and should impact current projects in Los Angeles. Light refreshments provided
Guest speakers include a diverse array of architects, designers, planners, and architectural historians: Steve Rasmussen Cancian, Shared Spaces Landscape Architecture and Union de Vecinos; Jennifer Wai-Kwun Toy, Co-founder and Design Director, Kounkuey Design Initiative; Brian Glodney, Associate/Urban Designer, Gensler, Architecture, Design, and Planning Firm; Helen Leung, Co-Executive Director, LA-Más, a non-profit community design organization. Alison Bick Hirsch, Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture and author of City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America, will moderate the discussion.
Gensler’s Los Angeles Office,
Jessica Hough
Director of Exhibitions
California Historical Society