Construction Performance: Sunday, April 5
Friday, April 10 at 8PM
Shared Futures is a workshop/exercise in collaborative play with the goal of constructing a digital spatial mapping
of significant cultural events and places in Inglewood. This mapping will be superimposed on the Urbanstage using
video projection while participants actively contribute to and shape its content.
Devan Harlan Simunovich & Mary Franck
Saturday, April 11 at 12PM
Los Angeles has undergone a renaissance both as an urban center and a center for artistic production and consumption.
While the city continues to grow both in terms of its scale and diversity of communities, LA has also become a de facto
art capital by attracting artists, collectors and galleries from around the globe. Moderated by Peter Zellner, Principal and
Design Lead at AECOM, this panel discussion will examine the role art and art communities play in the life and
development of cities.
Peter Zellner, Dana Cuff, Roger Sherman, Edgar Arcenaux, Mieke Marple, Davida Nemeroff
‘Shared Futures’ Bios
+ Dev Harlan is a self-taught artist and designer working with video, light and sculpture. As a lifelong autodidact, his work
is rooted in personal exploration and self-initiated practices. Devan has exhibited, screened and lectured internationally.
Straddling both art and design disciplines the work has found its home in private commissions as well as events like Y-3’s NY
Spring 2013 runway show. Recent articles have appeared in Holo, Details, Comm Arts and Blackbook magazine as well as numerous
online publications like Architect’s News, Creator’s Project and Juxtapoz. Harlan is a native Californian who currently lives and
works in New York.
+Mary Franck holds a B.A. in Conceptual and Information Art from SFSU. Her art has been presented at the Gray Area Foundation
for the Arts, CounterPULSE, Z-Space, Joyce SoHo, YBCA, Soundwave Biennale, Mutek Festival, and the Société des Arts
Technologiques. She has lectured and lead workshops at Carnegie Mellon University, Arizona State University, FITC, INST-INT
and the Da Vinci Creative festival in Seoul. Since 2010 she has worked as a media developer creating urban-scale projection
-mapping and immersive media systems and content.
‘Art Cities’ Bios
+ Peter Zellner is the Principal and Design Lead for AECOM’s Los Angeles design studio. He holds a Master in Architecture from
Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honors from the Royal Melbourne Institute
of Technology in Australia. Peter is a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and coordinates
the school’s Future Initiatives Urban Design program. He has held visiting professorships at UC Berkeley, the University of Southern
California, Florida International University, the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Institute for Urban Design and Urban
Planning at the Universität Innsbruck, Austria and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He was the 2013 Ivan Smith
Eminent Chair at the University of Florida, School of Architecture. The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times have recognized Peter
as an emerging voice. Harper’s Bazaar included Peter in its ‘Best of What’s New — Designers to Watch’ and Art Auction magazine included
him in its annual ‘Power 100’ selection of influential people in the art world. Peter is the author of numerous essays and books including
Hybrid Space (Thames & Hudson, 2000) and Pacific Edge (Thames & Hudson, 1998). He has curated exhibitions such as Sign as Surface
(Artists Space, 2003) and Whatever Happened to LA? (SCI-Arc, 2005).
+ Dana Cuff
Dana Cuff is a professor, author, and scholar in architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is also the founding
director of cityLAB, a think tank that explores design innovations in the emerging metropolis. For the past two years, Cuff has held a
distinguished professorship in Sweden. Since receiving her Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, Cuff has published and lectured
widely about modern American urbanism, the architectural profession, affordable housing, and spatially embedded computing. Two books
have been particularly important: Architecture: the Story of Practice which remains an influential text about the culture of the design
profession, and The Provisional City, a study of residential architecture’s role in transforming postwar Los Angeles. In 2013, Cuff received
a major, multi-year award from the Mellon Foundation for the Urban Humanities Initiative, bringing design and the humanities together at UCLA.
+ Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman is founder of Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design in Culver City. His firm’s innovative work has been featured
in Newsweek, CNN, Fast Company and The History Channel. Roger has received awards for projects such as Playa Rosa, a public/private
community-based development in South LA, featured at the 2010 Venice (IT) Biennale; Thinking Outside the Big Box, an urban infill cum
community investment strategy for Target. Roger is also Co-Director (with Dana Cuff) of cityLAB, an urban design thinktank at UCLA,
where he is an Adjunct Professor. He is author of several books, including “LA Under the Influence: the Hidden Logic of Urban Property”,
“RE American Dream” and “Fast Forward Urbanism”, with Dr. Cuff. He serves on the Board of Zocalo Public Square. A graduate of the
Harvard Design School, he has taught and lectured widely.
+ Edgar Arcenaux
Born in 1972, Los Angeles-based artist, filmmaker and founder of the Watts House Project, Edgar Arceneaux received a BFA from the Art
Center College of Design and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Arceneaux makes films, drawings, and installations as
complex arrangements that examine relationships between disparate histories. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Hammer
Museum, Los Angeles; the Kitchen, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Museum für
Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland. His work was recently included in Marking Time at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia;
Mutatis, Mutandis, at the Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria; the 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York; La Biennale de Montreal 2014; and the 2015
Shanghai Biennale. He is represented by Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles.
+ Mieke Marple
+ Davida Nemeroff
Mieke Marple and Davida Nemeroff are the owners of Night Gallery, an artist-run commercial gallery in Los Angeles. Night Gallery opened her
doors in 2010 in a strip mall near Chinatown. The original gallery hours were 10pm-2am, Tuesday through Thursday. In 2013, the gallery moved
to its current location, a 6,000 square foot warehouse in downtown LA. Night Gallery was selected as one of the world’s ruling art tribes
in W Magazine’s “Who’s who” article. Night Gallery has been written about in several publications including Flash Art, Interview Magazine,
LA Weekly, Twin Magazine, The Art Magazine, Art in America, and Mousse Magazine, among others. Marple and Nemeroff are also co-chairs of
Sexy Beast, a bi-annual benefit for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.