Mod With A Twist, $15
These newly recorded talks feature audience favorites of some of the best Mod with a TWIST from previous programs, presented by the wacky founders of Makerville. Join Jay Zaltzman, Kurt Cyr, Debra and Richard Hovel for an enjoyable “think and drink” event. Topics include “West Coast Cool: the intersection of architecture and music in California,” “What Do We Hate Now: the fickle nature of architectural adoration,” “Revered and Reviled: Why do we worship the architecture of the midcentury but disdain the food?,” and finally, “Naked History: The true history of naked hermits, waterfalls and hit songs written in Palm Springs.”
‘Broken Glass – Edith Farnsworth and Mies van der Rohe’ $15
Filmed on location at the famed Farnsworth House, author Alex Beam tells the story of the flawed architect-client relationship that led to the one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of the twentieth century.
Fast Forward – Part 1 (encore performance) $25
Fast Forward – Part 2 (new) $35
Fast Forward 2 is a conference designed to bring together architects, designers, educators, community members, preservationists, and architecture buffs to discuss the future of architecture and urban planning in the greater Palm Springs area. These conferences are organized and sponsored by the Palm Springs Architectural Alliance and dedicated to the goal of helping the city government, architects and developers to work together to design buildings that will be worthy of celebrating 50 years from now.
Regarding Paul R. Williams, $15
A conversation with architecture historian Alan Hess and photographer Janna Ireland on her experience and insights photographing African-American architect Paul R. Williams’ work for her new book, providing a fresh and contemporary context in black and white photographs. Filmed in a Paul R Williams residence in L.A.
Modern In The Middle – Chicago Houses 1929-1975, $15
Fans of mid-20th century modernism, especially as it took shape in the Midwest, will want to view this talk that explores how Chicago and its suburbs played a pivotal but overlooked role in developing the modern single-family house. Several Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe houses are featured, but the talk covers less familiar gems and briefly delves into the history of the house, the architect, the client, and even the house’s current condition.