Subject: ADFF Newsletter announces the 5 speaker panels in LA March 12 - 16

ADFF Newsletter 02.25, 2014

ADFF Speaker Panels for the LA Festival 

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) is about more than films!
In addition to the 30+ films being screened over the five-day festival, there will be five fantastic panel discussions, too.

Free to the public, the talks will be on topics related to the films being shown during the festival and will feature top-notch moderators and panelists from the fields of journalism, film and design.

Panel 1: Remaking the City
Thursday March 13, 2014, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Clifford Pearson, Deputy Director, Architectural Record 

Mina M. Chow, USC School of Architecture
Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, LA Times (pictured)
Jonathan Ward, Architect, Partner NBBJ

The festival will screen the Danish film,
The Human Scale, which asks us to recalibrate the way we design our cities to make them less car-centric and more oriented to making cities work for people. Our first panel, Remaking the City, will discuss how today’s architects and urban planners are seeking to revitalize our cities.

Panel 2: No Easy Chair: Architects and the Design of Furniture
Saturday March 15, 2014, 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Frances Anderton, KCRW, host of DnA 

Knud Erik Hansen, CEO, Carl Hansen (pictured)
Barbara Lampercht, architectural historian

Our second panel will explore how and why some leading architects are adding furniture and product design to their creative pursuits. Three films from this year’s festival showcase architects with a penchant for furniture design; the Vignellis' designs for Poltrona Frau, Tadao Ando’s new chair for Carl Hansen and David Adjaye’s new collection for Knoll (This Building will Sing For Us All).
Panel 3: Learning Culture : Embedded Architecture
Saturday March 15, 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Alice Kimm, architect and professor at USC 

Amy Murphy, designer and professor (pictured)
Kevin Kennon, architect and director of INSTITUTE.ORG
Norman Klein, critic, urban and media historian and novelist
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Architect and Associate Dean at USC

Panel 4: Purism and Pragmatism: Restoring Classic Modern Houses
Sunday March 16, 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Michael Webb – critic, curator

Michael Boyd, designer
Frank Escher, architect
Kelly Lynch, actress/preservationist (pictured)

Our fourth panel is directly connected to one film — The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat, (the house is currently owned by Kelly Lynch), and indirectly to two other films — The Absent Column, and Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story. 

Panel 5: Hands-on, Ground-up: Community Design/Build
Sunday March 16, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Mimi Zeiger, writer, critic, editor and publisher 

Steve Badanes, architect/educator
Dave Sellers, architect (pictured)
Jenna Didier, artist

ADFF’s fifth panel will look at the importance of the design/build concept and how it can be used to empower people. Inspired by ADFF’s opening night film, If You Build It, this panel will explore the growing popularity of design/build throughout the country with our panelists from Vermont, Seattle and LA.

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