Monday, March 22, 2010

Freewaves Public Programs

Freewaves would like to call your attention to a series of public programs that investigate creative use of public space in LOS ANGELES coordinated by Freewaves’ Director Anne Bray (me).

MAK Center’s "How Many Billboards? Art in Stead" debuts 21 newly commissioned works by leading contemporary artists, presented simultaneously on billboards in Los Angeles in February and March 2010.

RELATED PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND LECTURES

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 7pm at LA Public Library
Panel: Visual Rights to the City

In complement to the exhibition, this panel, composed of outdoor media professionals and legal experts, will focus on the city's recent debate surrounding LED billboards and illegal signage, and examine free speech rights as they relate to images on the streets.

Participating Panelists:
Toby Miller, Professor of Media & Cultural Studies, UC-Riverside Rick Robinson, General Manager, MacDonald Media Christine Pelisek, Journalist, LA Weekly John Tehranian, Attorney and Partner, One LLP

Location
ALOUD at Central Library Mark Taper Auditorium, Fifth & Flower Streets, Downtown Los Angeles, 90071

Admission
Free, reservations recommended: www.aloudla.org or (213) 228-7025

Parking
524 S. Flower St. Garage, $1 until 8:45 p.m. with Los Angeles Public Library
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Co-presented by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and California Lawyers for the Arts.


Thursday, April 15, 7pm at SCIARC
Panel: The Visual Ecology of Advertising and Architecture

Co-presented by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

This panel, comprised of outdoor media, art, architecture, and planning experts, will focus on current architectural signage and surface strategies to review the city's relationship between consumer ads and urban structures. The panel will be facilitated by panel series curator Anne Bray of Freewaves

Participating Panelists
Bill Roschen, Principal, Roschen van Cleve Architects Mirjam Struppek, President, International Urban Screens Association Alan Bell, Senior City Planner, City of Los Angeles Dennis Hathaway, President, Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight

Location
SCI-Arc W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, 960 East 3rd Street, Downtown Los Angeles, 90013
www.sciarc.edu

Admission
Free

Parking
The building entrance and parking lot are located at 350 Merrick Street, between 4th Street and Traction Avenue. Parking is free.

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