Festival of the Arts Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Christopher Cosper

As a part of the Festival of the Arts, Artworks will be hosting a speaker series entitled “Brown Bag Lunch Series.” These events will be held at noon at Artworks. The first speaker in the series will be Christopher Cosper on Friday, February 2nd with his presentation entitled “Lessons from Two Demolished Houses.” Below is more information about what his presentation will cover.

In 2015 and 2016, two very different houses were torn down: Ray Bradbury’s house in the Chevoit Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the Bavinger House, designed by Bruce Goff, outside Norman, Oklahoma. At first examination, these two housed had little in common: Ray Bradbury’s house dated from 1937 and was conventional for L.A. houses of its time, while the Bavinger House, built between 1951 and 1955, was known for its singular quality, arguably the masterpiece of a master architect. However, the stories of the doom of these two houses have many overlapping qualities, including a complete failure of stewardship on the part of the respective owners.

For more information, please visit the Festival of the Arts webpage.