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Emily White Unveils Installations in L.A., Portland, Maine

A participatory installation by SCI-Arc design faculty and alumna Emily White (M.Arch ’06) invited visitors to the Getty Center this past Sunday to "help themselves" to an architectural model of the museum by removing pieces from it.

Help Yourself, Getty Center│ Emily White│ Layer

For "Help Yourself," a one-day event hosted as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. initiative, White built a model of what the Getty Center might look like in the distant future. She encouraged participants to return throughout the day to check how the site evolved. SCI-Arc graduate student Sierra Helvey (M.Arch ’15) helped with the project.

Earlier this month, White also unveiled a new installation at the Space Gallery in Portland, Maine. For the site-specific show titled Horns, White used machine based production techniques to explore the relationship between machine-made and handmade. Horns│Space Gallery │Portland, Maine│ Emily White│Layer

Emily White is a Los Angeles based designer and co-founder of the architecture office Layer.