City Listening II by deLab (design east of La Brea)

Fundraiser with your favorite design, architecture and art writers, a silent auction with art and design work from members of the deLaB community, fantastic food and drinks (of course), and plenty of surprises and special guests. Featuring stories about LA read by the city’s leading writers on design and urbanism:

  • KCRW’s Frances Anderton on Living with Gehry

  • A live “Ask Chris” session with Chris Nichols from Los Angeles Magazine

  • John Chase laments the lack of fun-size Twix bars

  • LA Creek Freak Joe Linton on the bridges we cross

  • Ken Bernstein on hidden gems uncovered by Survey LA

  • A parade of disturbing interiors from Marissa Gluck

  • Architectural short fiction by Tom Marble

  • Tibby Rothman’s Untitled Art World Story

  • Poetic stylings of gelato urbanist Alissa Walker

  • Nick Adams, author of Making Friends with Black People

  • Brooke Hodge from The New York Times’ The Moment

  • Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne

  • Sam Lubell, California editor of The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam of The Dinner Party Download

  •  Editor-in-chief of GOOD Zach Frechette

  • and letters to LA written by students from 826LA

  • Hosted by de LaB’s Haily Zaki, Alissa Walker and Marissa Gluck


Our role in this project included exhibition design, object design and digital fabrication, post-production, installation and event coordination. Executed for deLab, Crimson Collective and SomewhereSomething.