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03.29.07 | Pacific Design Center (SilverScreen Theater) @ 10:30 am
Michael Maltzan, Eric Owen Moss, Thom Mayne Debate: Rethinking LA: 21st Century Global City or City of Missed Opportunities?

SilverScreen Theater from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Moderator:Clifford Pearson, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record

Michael Maltzan, Eric Moss, Thom Mayne will have a debate at 1PM at the Pacific Design Center. Prior to this, Eric Owen Moss will be signing copies of his book The Uncertainty of Doing, and Thom Mayne will be signing copies of a new book on his work published by Rizzoli.

The ever-evolving, unpredictable city is the most profound creation of humanity. As a frontier for urban experimentation and innovation, Los Angeles has become the paradigm for the 21st century global city. Given this influential position, it is essential that LA investigate solutions to large-scale urban issues beyond the current paradigms of planning. Join us as three of America's most prominent, progressive architects muse about the city and critically consider strategies for urban growth. The discussion will urge LA to desire, to dream, and to perceive the city for what it actually is-a vibrant, vast, and richly textured metropolis that believes in itself, its uniqueness, and its infinite potentialities.