A visual journey through food philosophy with chefs Roxana Jullapat and Dan Mattern and photographer Noé Montes.
Iris Nights Lecture Series
Balazs Gardi shares the stories he has encountered in the past decade while tracking how profoundly water has affected people's lives.
Kip Evans speaks about the changes he has seen in our oceans during his 30+ years of documentary-photography exploration, including a recent 17-day underwater assignment as an aquanaut with Mission 31.
Using landscape photography from across the west and experimental geospatial modeling tools for metropolitan Los Angeles, Hadley and Peter Arnold explore promising possibilities for how humans can adapt to climate extremes in the 21st century.
Magda Biernat shares work from her most recent projects, including photographs taken during her year-long travels from Antarctica to Alaska, and speaks about her personal exploration into the built environment and its impact on the natural world.
Claire Harlan discusses the role of architecture in her work and how manmade landmarks and natural reference points influence our own personal landscapes.
John Trotter discusses his photography project about the human alteration of the Colorado River, from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the desiccated remains of its delta above the Gulf of California.
Mia Lehrer discusses the transformation of Los Angeles’ relationship with water, including the growing momentum surrounding the Los Angeles River and the revitalization of infrastructure.
Mark Holtzman speaks about the challenges of photographing out of an open window at over 100 mph while piloting an aircraft in order to create striking images of natural and man-made environments and share a unique perspective of daily life in California.
Frances Anderton discusses the making of Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change and the lessons learned about resilient architecture in relation to climate change and coastal habitation.
Henk Ovink discusses crises at the regional and urban scale, and how both design and politics are at the heart of the development of a more resilient future.
Stephen Wilkes shares his personal evolution as a photographer and focuses on a selection from his various bodies of personal work, including his documentary photography on Hurricane Katrina and Sandy.
Walker Wells discusses how integrating an ecosystem awareness with the urban design process can enable communities to rise to the challenge of climate change.