Humans Were Here! (Building in L.A.)

September 12, 2006 to November 11, 2006

Humans Were Here! (Building in L.A.) will present the work of Barbara Bestor Architecture, Escher GuneWardena Architecture, Fritz Haeg Studio, Taalman Koch Architecture, Francois Perrin, and Alexis Rochas. Beginning to make a mark on their city and beyond, these six young and diverse architecture and design practices are part of a large community of architects and designers on the east side of Los Angeles.

This presentation of their work does not imply any particular stylistic tendency or school of thought. It rather illustrates the healthy diversity of architectural thought bubbling under the surface of Los Angeles.

Each practice will present one project currently under construction or recently completed. The show will attempt to reveal the human stories behind these projects. In contrast to the slick, homogenized portrayal of architecture made to elicit desire and envy, this show will reveal the messy truths of construction for today's designers and architects.

Exploring their relationship to the geography and community of the city they call home, and how that has affected the projects they build, these architects and designers provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how they meet with clients, contractors, and consultants to bring a project to fruition.

This exhibition will be presented first in early September at Sundown Salon in Los Angeles. The exhibition marks the conclusion of a 30-event series, over nearly six years, at the geodesic dome, which will turn into the Sundown Schoolhouse after the exhibition.