Over LA: Aerial Accounts

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Doheny Memorial Library (DML), 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Presented by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study; and the USC Libraries Collections Convergence Initiative:

What’s over Los Angeles? Sun and sky, trees and buildings, birds, bugs, and flying machines: Angelenos live in a city marked by three dimensions, in which what we encounter overhead is as essential as what lies beneath our feet. “Over L.A.: Aerial Accounts” is a day-long conference investigating this under-appreciated aspect of Southern California — its past, present, and future. Mixing panel discussions, interviews, and brief, impressionistic interludes, we will explore the special qualities of Southland sunlight and the biodiversity of flora and of fauna; the influence of zoning and of the overlays of redlining; the peculiar relationship of helicopters to the city's architecture and imagery; and the future of taxi drones. "Over L.A.: Aerial Accounts" is the counterpart to last fall’s “Under L.A.: Subterranean Stories” symposium, and will take place all day Saturday November 3, on the second floor of USC’s Doheny Memorial Library.  The conference is free of charge, but registration is required. 


Panelists include Christopher Hawthorne (CDOLA), Julia Meltzer (Clockshop), Brian Brown (NHM), Geoff Manaugh (BLDBLOG), Seleta Reynolds (LADOT), Su Jin Lee (USC Spatial Sciences Institute)  & more.


Free; registration required and lunch provided

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Institute on California and the West (ICW)


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