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Lecture: LA Más

Lecture: LA Más

LA Más co-founder Elizabeth Timme and Backyard Homes program manager Chaz Kern will share more on the firm's work. 

LA Más designs and builds initiatives that promote neighborhood resilience and elevate the agency of working class communities of color. They envision a Northeast Los Angeles where communities of color have equitable access to the power and resources needed to shape their futures.

Across Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods, LA Más has collaborated with residents, community organizations, and local government agencies to execute thoughtful, playful, and contextually designed projects. Serving as an intermediary between community members and policymakers, LA Más’ projects have focused on elevating what already works – demonstrating that smaller, community-scale urban developments can preserve a neighborhood’s local identity. This has included working in the public realm to create safe pedestrian experiences, empowering small business owners through design, and building alternative affordable housing.

Following the lecture, LA Más will be joined by Taubman College faculty Sharon Haar and Ellie Abrons for a conversation around affordable housing. 

This event will be streamed live for remote viewing, and at a Watch Party in the Art & Architecture Building 2nd Floor Commons for students, faculty, and staff. Food will be provided, click here to register.

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