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A SENSE OF PLACE: SHORT VIDEOS BY FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

THURSDAY APRIL 30, at 8 PM

FORM follows FUNCTION (FfF) is an LA-based collaborative media studio creating non-fiction, short format, videos about places.

FfF is inspired by the built environment and the many ways that people relate to it. FfF seeks to create media that supports a growing relationship to our environment, and highlights people with unique relationships to the space around them.
This evening screening will feature early and recent works that reflect a range of FORM follows FUNCTION’s explorations in “place”. In attendance will be collaborators behind FfF productions and collaborators at the forefront of some of the stories to be shared.
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WHO WE ARE/WHAT WE DO
Our vision statement.
VILLAGES IN THE CITY
Throughout Greater Los Angeles and the nation, garden apartments tell an important story about how housing and landscape site planning came together in the early twentieth century to create an entirely new and innovative approach to multi-family living. Los Angeles has one of the largest collections of garden apartments in the nation. Explore three of these “villages in the city” and the fight to preserve them. Produced in collaboration with Los Angeles Conservancy.
AN ADVOCATE PORTRAIT
A video portrait of Anthony Haynes, a “Peer Advocate” who’s role is to help others find housing and health like he did with Skid Row Housing Trust, a non-profit that provides permanent supportive housing for the community of Skid Row. Produced in collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust.
AN INCOMPLETE CHRONOLOGY OF 835 NORTH KINGS ROAD
A video postcard about the residents and life events that took place at 935 North Kings Road (Schindler House), designed and built by Rudolph Schindler in 1921. This video is an interpretation of a postcard design by Heather Petersen for On The Road, a yearlong series of exhibitions and conversations that highlight contemporary architectural practice in Los Angeles. Produced in collaboration with On The Road Project LA.
A WOMEN’S DINNER IN THE CITY
A video portrait of 100-women gathering for dinner at one table in the shadow of the historic Woman’s Building, in the Anabolic Monument Native Plant Garden, at the LA State Historic Park. The event was held by the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW), a women-lead creative coworkspace. Produced in collaboration with WCCW.
WALKING RANCHO GLASSELL
Sights and sounds exploring urban and architectural development in Glassell Park with resident explorer and historian, Maryam Hoseinzadeh.
KOFIE
A portrait of LA-based artist, Kofie, and his architectural mural at the CBRE International Headquarters located in the heart of DTLA’s Financial District.
BOB & INNER-CITY ARTS
A conversation with Bob Bates, co-founder of Inner-City Arts, an art school for youth and professional development program for arts educators, located in Skid Row.
JESSE & THE TYPEWRITER SHOP
A portrait of Jesse Flores, founder/owner of one of the oldest businesses in Highland Park, US Office Machines, a typewriter repair shop established in 1962.
RADIOTRON
A story about Youth Break Center, Inc. (AKA Radiotron), a space that was once known around the world for its pivotal role in the west coast Hip Hop movement. This piece follows Carmelo Alvarez, founding Director of Youth Break Center, as he recalls memories of a place that no longer exists in MacArthur Park.

OLVERA STREET

A conversation with vendors of the oldest street in Los Angeles, Olvera Street. A production in collaboration with One Day On Earth.
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