Lyra Kilston
Lyra Kilston

Lyra Kilston is a writer, editor, and 4th-generation Angeleno. She is the Los Angeles correspondent for London's ICON magazine and a consulting editor for Hyperallergic. She earned a MA in Art Criticism from Bard College and was on the curatorial team of
"Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future, 1940-1990," exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Building Museum in 2013-14. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Los Angeles Review of Books, Time, and Wired, among other publications.

Recent Articles
The Wedge: Cal Poly Students Redesign the Cabin
The Wedge: Cal Poly Students Redesign the Cabin
At Cal Poly Pomona, students designed prototypes for affordable cabins to increase the popularity of camping in state parks, which have seen a decline in visitors and funding.
Competing Utopias: Modern Design on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain
Competing Utopias: Modern Design on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain
The installation "Competing Utopias" at the Neutra VDL House in Silverlake illustrates two forks of a Cold War history.
Good Design Is for Everyone: The Evolution of Low-Income Housing in L.A.
Good Design Is for Everyone: The Evolution of Low-Income Housing in L.A.
What would it mean for L.A. to become known for a successful and sustainable network of beautiful housing projects for its most vulnerable citizens?
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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