Annie Chu to Present at the MAK Center

Professor Annie Chu will be presenting during the Elastic Architecture Book Launch at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles.

Elastic Architecture: Book Launch
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7pm
835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Annie will join panelists and presenters Joe Day, Tom Gunning, Julia Koerner, Jimenez Lai, Priscilla Fraser and Stephen Phillips to discuss the work of Frederick Kiesler and his approach to interdisciplinary design. Hosted by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, the event is made possible through a collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design. More about the book below-

In 1960, the renowned architect Philip Johnson championed Frederick Kiesler, calling him “the greatest non-building architect of our time.” Kiesler’s ideas were difficult to construct, but as Johnson believed, “enormous” and “profound.” Kiesler (1890–1965) a member of the European avant-garde, found inspiration in the plastic arts, experimental theater, early animation, and automatons to develop and refine his innovative formal and spatial stage design and installation art practice. Upon moving to New York in the 1920s, he applied these radical Dadaist, constructivist, and surrealist practices to his urban display and cinema building projects. After launching his innovative Design Correlation Laboratory at Columbia and Yale, Kiesler went on to invent new houses, theaters, and galleries that were meant to move, shift, and adapt to evolutionary changes occurring within the natural and built environment.

Annie Chu (FAIA, IIDA) is founding principal of the award-winning CHU+GOODING Architects in Los Angeles and professor of interior architecture at Woodbury University. Leveraging her design reputation, she champions interior architecture as a distinct and emerging discipline through teaching, public speaking and her leadership in the civic and professional realms, including her role as a Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles and the AIA Interior Architecture Advisory Group. Annie is the recipient of the Leadership Award of Excellence from IIDA’s Southern California chapter and the Presidential Honoree Educator Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the AIA.