Events: Friday, April 17 + Saturday, April 18
Territorial Repercussions is a presentation / workshop about the City as it responds to demands for food, movements
of food, and how food changes the way the city operates.
Saturday, April 18 at 12PM
Interim Opera workshops an upcoming architectural opera through readings, discussion, and performance.
Mimi Zeiger, Steven Chodoriwsky, Andrea Hunter Dietz, Jia Gu, Bryony Roberts
+ Michael Pinto is an architect, educator, and community activist. In practice Michael is Design Principal at Osborn
where he has developed a practice that is at once conditionally driven and socially charged. Michael is the founder
of Project Food LA, a creative practice centered on the social and political implications of food production. He is
currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development and a
former president of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. For 10 years, Michael was the
Director of SCI-Arc’s acclaimed Community Design Program, which engages students in research and construction
of socially-driven projects for nonprofit and civic agencies and he is currently Adjunct Professor at Woodbury
University engaging students in projects about urban sustainability
+ Ilaria Mazzoleni holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and a Master of
Building Science from the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture in Los Angeles. Since 2004,
Mazzoleni has been a full-time faculty member in Design and Applied Studies at the Southern California Institute of
Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. Her research studio, IM STUDIO MI/LA, investigates issues related to
sustainability at all design scales.
+ Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and critic covering art, architecture, urbanism and design. She is
founding editor and publisher of loud paper, a zine and blog dedicated to increasing the volume of architectural
discourse. She is a founding member of #lgnlgn, a think tank on architecture and publishing. The group’s work has
been shown at Urban Design Week, the New Museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture, pinkcomma gallery, and
the AA School. She is currently adjunct faculty in the Media Design Practices MFA program at Art Center and co-
president of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.
+ Andrea Hunter Dietz is a Los Angeles based architect, designer, and educator. She is interested in alternative and
responsive platforms for both learning about and practicing architecture. She has a background in participatory
and public interest design (with Design Corps) and in exhibition and event production (with estudio teddy cruz).
She is a longtime associate of Woodbury School of Architecture where she has coordinated a multi-million dollar
federal grant, led graduate program curriculum development, overseen digital fabrication facility improvements and
operations, and taught coursework in research methodologies and theory.
+ Jia Gu is an artist/architect and researcher with special interest in labor, performance and modes of production
within architecture. She holds a B.A in Visual Arts from UCSD and a M.Arch from UCLA, where she was awarded
the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. She collaborates with Jonathan Crisman on LA-BOR, an interdisciplinary studio, is a
founding member of The Institute Of, and is the organizer of Supper Studio, a loose dinner-discussion series. In the
past, she has worked with raumlaborberlin and Kyong Park on projects in Germany, Italy, South Korea, Czech
Republic and Spain. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture and was recently appointed Executive Director
of Materials & Applications, a space dedicated to underused ideas in art, architecture and landscape.
+ Bryony Roberts is an architectural designer and principal of the research and design practice Bryony Roberts
Studio. Roberts earned her B.A. from Yale University and her M.Arch from Princeton University, where she was
awarded the Suzanne Underwood Thesis Prize. After working in the offices of WORKac in New York and Mansilla +
Tunon in Madrid, she started her own practice in 2011. In addition to design projects, Roberts is committed to
research and publication; she recently guest-edited the architectural journal Log on the topic “New Ancients”, and
has published her writing in Log, Pidgin, and Architectural Record. She taught as a Wortham Teaching Fellow at the
Rice School of Architecture from 2011-2013, and at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles from 2013-2014. She is now an
Assistant Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture in Norway.