June 2019 News Roundup

LORO (THEM) by Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s technological installation LORO (THEM), which features drones equipped with digital screens and loud speakers, was launched during Milan Photo Week. “For More Art’s premiere international commission, Krzysztof Wodiczko has worked closely with members of Milan’s growing immigrant population to explore the complexities of life as a refugee on a continent that is increasingly hostile towards foreign newcomers.”

Bing Wang is profiled and interviewed in the American Planning Association’s Special China Report, the first in a series of APA’s nation-specific reports covering planning-related issues and projects developing outside the United States.

The 2019 American Institute of Architects Wisconsin Honor Award recognized LA DALLMAN, the practice of Grace La and James Dallman for their project, the Levatich House, also known as the Flat Top House. The project was one of three projects to receive an Honor Award for overall architectural design excellence from among 100 submissions, and the only single family home to be so recognized.

The Knight Foundation has named Chelina Odbert a winner of its inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship. The co-founder and executive director of Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), a nonprofit design and planning firm, Odbert has led the design and development of public spaces across the U.S. and around the world, including a network of public spaces in California’s Coachella Valley, a “Play Streets” program with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and an ongoing multi-phase public space project in Nairobi, Kenya.

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