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05.19.10
SCI-Arc Hosts Dishing Out LA Panel Discussion at PDC, May 20

SCI-Arc's Community Design Program, in partnership with Project Food LA and Superfront LA, hosts a panel discussion on Thursday, May 20, 5-8 pm, at the Pacific Design Center, focusing on urban food production and contemporary means of producing value within cities.

Moderated by designer and writer Rosten Woo, Dishing Out Los Angeles considers topics ranging from the tangible issues of food distribution to the symbolic distribution of iconography.

Panelists include SCI-Arc faculty member and alum Michael Pinto (M.Arch2 '98), coordinator of the school's community design program and founder of Project Food LA; community activist Anne Marie Carter, known as "The Seed Lady of Watts" and a collaborator of Project Food LA; and alumna Darien Williams (M.Arch '08) of INABA.

The panel discussion is funded in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs to the SCI-Arc Community Design Program.

WHAT: Dishing Out Los Angeles Panel Discussion
WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 5-8 PM
WHERE: Pacific Design Center, Suite B208 (8687 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069)

Participants will have the opportunity to visit the group exhibition organized by Superfront LA at the Pacific Design Center, Unplanned: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale, on view through July 2.

The group display includes SCI-Arc community design project Mudtown: a Study in Sustainable Farming in Watts, and a proposal by alumna Darien Williams and Jeffrey Inaba for the migratory distribution of the Hollywood sign across Los Angeles.

Read more about the Unplanned group exhibition >>