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In Search of Silver Lake Modern : M&A 10 Year Anniversary Tour
Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
Ride Tagline: A ride guided by Brian Janeczko of BikeHaus that explores the history and diversity of modernism in Silver Lake, from architecture to cinema to urban planning.
Start Time: 1pm@ M&A, finishing up by 5pm for party opening.
***$10 Donation Required to participate on the Ride. All donations will go to support M&A. A $10 donation will also gain each rider entry into the M&A 10th Birthday starting at 5pm. Each rider will get a raffle ticket that they can enter to win one of several cakes that luminary architects and designers are creating for the occasion. $10 CASH ONLY day of the event or register through eventbrite.
Ride Brief: In its [relatively] brief history as a neighborhood of Los Angeles, Silver Lake has undergone constant change and evolution in its desire to act as a central platform for discussing issues and events affecting the city’s inhabitants. Over the course of this brief history, Silver Lake has witnessed the birth of cinema, the death of the inter-urban light rail transit, been a hotbed of modern architecture, tackled regional water management, and developed the installation as a sustainable platform for discussing architectural and design issues. Our ride will cover sites and bldgs which discuss and highlight these issues/events so we can confront them face to face and determine what their relationship is to the set of issues we face as Angelenos in contemporary 21st century living.
The ride will be begin and end @ M&A, a space which not only is located in the geographical center of Silver Lake, but one which also has been at center for architectural, environmental and landscape research and development for the past decade. Its a space where people from all backgrounds and walks of life not only can come together and build incredible works of art, but also a place where people can build lifelong friendships and relationships.
Note from Brian: As one of its previous employees and long term volunteers, M&A is very dear to me. Its a place where I’ve met many of my best friends, people I consider part of my extended ‘M&A family’, and a place which I will continue to support for years to come. Please join myself, BikeHaus, and my entire M&A family in supporting this amazing organization June 23rd, 2012 so that it can continue to enrich the lives of all those who are lucky enough to cross its path. Please visit M&A’s homepage (www.emanate.org) for more details about the event and how you can continue to help support its development into the future.
Start @ M&A (Note 30s era Developer who designed/built it and other bldgs adjacent)
Richard Neutra’s Kublick House
Eric Lloyd Wright’s Cove House (Talk about Mattachine Steps as well)
Neutra Colony (possible stop @ VDL or Dion or home @ corner of Earl and SL)
(Take SL to Glendale and over to Fletcher)
Red Car Stairs, Bridge & DPW Bldg
(Take Riverside to Glendale back to Rowena noting Gentrified 40s era bldgs along Rowena including Roger Bldg,Tomboy, MonkeyHouse, Country Villa)
(Turn Down Hyperion)
Gelson’s (Site of 1st Disney Lot)
Gregory Ain Studio
(Cut in towards Griffith Park Blvd)
Schindler’s Bubeshko Apts
Schindler’s Lucille Apts
(Take Silver Lake to Bellevue)
Stop at Art Gallery on Bellevue & Occidental to see Upcoming Artists
(Return to Silver Lake Blvd)
If we end early we'll go to the Meadow to discuss the history of the reservoir, and plans for its decommissioning and return to public use.
When & Where
materials & applications
Materials & Applications (M&A) is a research and exhibition center dedicated to advancing new and underused ideas in art, architecture, and landscape. Our goal is to be a driving force to increase public participation in the built environment by inspiring interest in visitors with their surroundings - while they explore the latest ideas in architectural design and theory on an experiential level. We push the application of materials beyond the limits of typical commercial, residential, and traditional gallery-based projects, towards more flourishing environments.