Lecture by Architect Frank Escher from Los Angeles on "Conserving Experiments". 

Time:Wednesday 9 September, 18.00 
Location: Kungl. Konsthögskolan / Royal Institute of Art, Mejan Arc

In a city with an extraordinary collection of 20th century architecture and a globally important contemporary art scene, the office of Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena occupies a unique position: since 1997 they have routinely worked with artists (Eliasson, Prina, Kelley, Lockhart), as well as with significant buildings (e.g. restoring John Lautner's Chemosphere, and the Eames House, in collaboration with the Getty Conservation Institute).

Frank Escher(ETHZ),
is the editor of the first Lautner monograph, was administrator of the Lautner Archive, serves on the boards of the Lautner Foundation, as well as the Julius Shulman Institute; Ravi GuneWardena studied architecture, as well as art history (Cal Poly Pomona and Florence, Italy) and has served on the Art Advisory Panel for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). They have both taught at various schools.

This is a talk within the course “Museums and creating places” in Architectural Conservation, and it is open to all.


Architectural Conservation 2015-2016, Royal Institute of Art