Art for Earth’s Sake: Staying Cool: Designers Green Art Buildings
Sunday, December 11, 2022
The Aileen Getty Plaza, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
With Lance Collins, Frederick Fisher, Simone Paz, and Kulapat Yantrasast
Moderated by Frances Anderton
Museums and private collections can generate a high energy footprint, from the construction of new buildings to the climate-controlled storage. Add to that the emissions and waste generated by the production, installation and demolition of temporary exhibitions and art fairs. What are architects and designers doing to lighten this impact? Does the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA offer clues–through its genesis as an adaptively reused, rather than new, building? What can we learn from “living buildings,” and how to keep museums cool as they use more and more computer technologies to tell their stories? Get answers from architects Kulapat Yantrasast, whose many permanent and temporary art spaces include David Kordansky Gallery and Frieze LA; Frederick Fisher, who has designed art spaces from MoMA P.S.1 to the expansion of the Natural History Museum; and Lance Collins, director at Partner Energy and expert in Environmental, social, and governance (ESG). They will be joined on stage by MOCA’s Associate Director of Sustainability Simone Paz.
Art for Earth’s Sake is organized by Frances Anderton, Producer, with Livia Mandoul, Associate Producer
MOCA’s environmental programming series highlights the museum’s work around climate, conservation, and environmental justice. Guided by the work of the MOCA Environmental Council, the first sustainability council at a major arts museum in the United States, this series presents artists, activists, and scholars committed to critical ecological issues in Los Angeles and globally.
The 2022 series is made possible by Nora McNeely Hurley and Manitou Fund.
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