The Center for Land Use Interpretation Newsletter

Los Angeles Office Report


1362A series of “superstudio” meetings held at CLUI Los Angeles in early 2011, organized by Geoff Manaugh, brought together architects and theorists for a brainstorming session and series of workshops. Ideas here were developed further into an exhibition for the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, in Reno. CLUI photo
THE CLUI LOS ANGELES OFFICE houses most of the research and production activities for the organization, and contains the reference library, files, and records. A public exhibit hall at the site is open three days a week, with displays, a small bookshop, and other information, and serves as a venue for occasional public presentations and events. As the Center’s main office exhibition space, programming here is both national and local in scale. As a regional site, located in Southern California, projects that address land phenomena in the California region are featured here.

During public hours, the Center accommodates visits by individuals, and groups. School groups, usually at the university level, often come by, and are addressed by representatives of the CLUI when possible.  In 2011, academic groups came from as far away as the University of Auckland New Zealand, and domestically from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Architecture Department. Class visits from Los Angeles area schools are more frequent, and this year included Otis College, Sci-Arc, Art Center College of Design, Woodbury University, Caltech, CalArts, UCLA, UCSD, and USC.