Talk & Discussion

LA Against the Mountains

25 Sep 2019

 / 2:30am to 4:30am
 / Free
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Let us take you on a journey of Earth, Water, Air and Fire inspired by John McPhee’s New Yorker essay, Los Angeles Against the Mountains. Curated by LA’s first Chief Design Officer, Christopher Hawthorne.

Speakers include Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, President and Director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County; Nicola Twilley, host of the Gastropod podcast and the author of a recent New Yorker magazine article on California megafires; Dr. Joshua West, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at USC; and Alexander Robinson, Associate Professor in the USC Landscape Architecture & Urbanism program and author of The Spoils of Dust: Reinventing the Lake that Made Los Angeles.

There’s more! We will also be celebrating the release of the Natural History Museum’s new book Wild LA, which explores the diverse expressions of nature in and around Los Angeles.

Presented by Second Home in partnership with the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

This event is free and open to the public.