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Wendy Gilmartin

Wendy Gilmartin is an architect and journalist living and working in Los Angeles.

She has written for LAWeekly, The Houston Press, Coagula art Journal, Glasstire Visual Art & Review, The Dallas Observer and in the forthcoming book "LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas" by Heyday Books, Berkeley, California.

Tezontle with writer Aris Janigian  installation for "Tu casa es mi casa" | Adam Wiseman PST LALA Tu casa
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Multiple Exhibitions Explore Latin America's Influence on Modernism

More than a sharing of aesthetics, the multiple architecture exhibitions uncovered in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA offer insights into individual designers’ approaches to a similar building material, a cultural zeitgeist or mode of political thinking.
Salomon Huerta, Untitled House, 2003, Collection of Sam Schwartz. © Salomon Huerta, photo courtesy of Christopher Grimes Gallery
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Latinx Artists Explore the Idea of Home in this New LACMA Exhibit

“Home - So Different, So Appealing” examines the very personal idea of home and its relationship to heavy matters such as belonging, displacement and poverty, among many socio-political issues.
"Semi-Tropic Spiritualists" is a project by artists Astri Swendsrud and Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg
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Cults. Mystical Sites. Divine Rituals. An Artist Duo Traces the Occult in California

Husband and wife collaborators, Quinn Gomez-Heitzeber and Astri Swendsrud are uncovering histories, and visiting sites left behind by spiritual communities — places where faith and failed utopias are intertwined.
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Is Los Angeles a Horizontal City?

In Los Angeles, buildings seem to spread out like a blanket, clinging to every curve of the ground plane, but as we accommodate rapid growth, construction is moving upwards as well.
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Re-Imagining Skid Row: The Community's Vision Plan

In Skid Row, a community-driven plan proposes introducing cell phone charging stations, mobile hygiene services and street improvements to the neighborhood.
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Reflecting on the 2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy

The 2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy is out and it asserts once again that “L.A. is the creative capital of America.”
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The Future Look of Wilshire's Museum Row

The transformation is underway. The physical manifestation of Wilshire Boulevard's Museum Row is emerging from east to west.
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The Broad Museum's Place on Grand Avenue

A look at The Broad museum's architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the building's relationship to the other cultural institutions on Grand Avenue.
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Subtle Commemoration: Pasadena's Armenian Genocide Memorial

A new memorial will be unveiled at Pasadena's Memorial Park on April 24, marking the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
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After the Blaze, Ire Over the Da Vinci Apartments Still Smolders

The destruction of the Da Vinci Apartments in downtown L.A. struck a chord with a public that has an increasingly vested interest in the architectural future of the city.
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