5 PM Friday, November 2, 2018
(Note time change from 4pm to 5pm)
Laurel Consuelo Broughton is a designer and educator who explores her interests in narrative, material culture, and style within architecture, design, and fashion through projects, publications, and collaborations at a multiplicity of scales. The object as form and cultural figure features broadly throughout all her work. She has taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, the College of Environmental Design at University of California, Berkeley and the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California.
Laurel is the director of WELCOMEPROJECTS, a studio of discursive sensibilities focused on the production of real things in the world along with all the incumbent, critical fictions needed for their survival. WELCOMEPROJECTS are large (buildings, houses, interiors), medium (installations, films, furniture) and small (handbags, games, wagons). The studio tells stories through design imbuing each project with curiosity and playful seriousness. Recent work has been exhibited at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and published in the Los Angeles Times, Art Papers, Attention, Pidgin, Metropolis, Offramp, and Surface. Her line of objects and accessories, WELCOMECOMPANIONS, is sold in boutiques in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Sydney, and Hong Kong.