The owner of the Pod Inn rings a bell and yells across the reception desk towards motel guests, “Last Call for the architectural installation.” One-Night Stand LA 2017 calls on architects to be critical of the installation as a medium for architectural experimentation and challenges participants to invent a new model of action for developing their work.
In recent years the installation has seemingly become the sole medium for experimental production among emerging academic architects. Long gone are the days of the single-family home serving as a host for formal and spatial experiments in architectural design. And the beloved pavilion project has been hijacked by corporations and institutions looking to build brand identities aligned with populist agendas. Experimentally minded architects have been relegated to the lower ranks of
have been relegated to the lower ranks of cultural production with limited opportunities to share their work with a broader audience—and installation-fatigue has set in!
With the ambition to increase the agency that young architects have to operate in the built environment, One-Night Stand LA 2017 seeks designers willing to call into question the efficacy of the architectural installation and propose alternative manifestations of their experimentation.
At the end of the night, the participants of
One-Night Stand LA 2017 must pledge to abandon the architectural installation as their primary medium for production. Last Call is a last call.
Last Call will take place on May 20, 2017 at a motel located at 2025 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90057.
There is no public parking at the motel. Guest are encouraged to Lyft, Uber and carpool.
The show runs from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm for one night only.
The Event is free and open to the public.
January, 6 2017 Press Release. Download