The second incarnation of GALLERYPLATFORM.LA focuses on increasing accessibility to art events and exhibitions through its Los Angeles member galleries. The website features up-to-date gallery information alongside neighborhood and curated guides.
The Yanai Initiative recently announced plans to establish a digital hub, known as “Japan Past & Present,” to connect researchers engaged in the Japanese humanities on a genuinely global scale, allowing them to share information, expertise, and resources in an equitable manner.
A Sanrio inspired toothbrush for ABC Dinamo. The Artist Edition Toothbrush 10 Pack is produced in Switzerland, featuring unique designs by ten artists.
The City of Los Angeles is seeking conceptual ideas for a memorial to the victims of the 1871 Chinese Massacre, in which at least 18 residents, or roughly ten percent of the city’s Chinese population at the time, were murdered on October 24, 1871. This “Request for Ideas” provides guidelines and historical context to the project. Download PDF
Opening exactly 80 years after Little Tokyo’s streets were emptied, BeHere / 1942: A New Lens on the Japanese American Incarceration mobilizes a variety of media forms to let visitors engage in with this dark historical moment. Created by Japanese media artist Masaki Fujihata and co-presented by JANM and the Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities at UCLA and Waseda University, Tokyo.
“A Section of Now avoids the insult of didacticism; instead, visitors who see the show before it closes next May will be faced with the task of figuring out what it means for themselves. If this act of introspection forces a new lucidity, then the discomfort means the show is working.” A review of A Section of Now by Jack Murphy for Rice Design Alliance.
This week we traveled to Montréal to participate in the opening of A Section of Now, curated by Giovanna Borasi, at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Here are some photos from our visit, with more documentation coming soon.
Gallery Association Los Angeles presents the first iteration of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles, an annual summer moment to make art more accessible while celebrating the experience of viewing art in-person once again.
CCA presents What, if not the Family, a digital soirée. How relevant is the family today, or have we moved past traditional ideas of family, almost without noticing? Participants include: artist and filmmaker Miranda July, architects Frida Escobedo, Other Architects, Elena Schütz, Julian Schubert, and Something Fantastic, designers Edit Collective, artist Marisa Morán Jahn with architects Rafi Segal, Johanna Hurme, Emanuel Admassu, and Kumiko Inui, and student Nahira Gerster-Sim.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture launches Catching Up With Life, a one-year project exploring architecture’s ability (or lack of) to evolve in dialogue with society. We have been working with the CCA to develop the overall identity of this body of research, and will be rolling this out through a number of initiatives being brought forth by the institution this year, from a new publication and upcoming exhibition, to a series of public lectures, online editorials, podcasts and more.
智代 Tomoyo long sleeve shirt for Waka Waka and Iko Iko as part of their friends-of-waka waka merch collaboration.
Ending the year with our move to South Pasadena from Chinatown (2014–2020).
Japan Story is a multifaceted research project at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Full site launching 2021.
Feature in Slanted Magazine #35: Los Angeles.
Corners (Seoul) presents Ink Village, a show of A2 Risograph prints, at Bananafish Books in Shanghai.