On the Road is a yearlong series of exhibitions and conversations that highlights contemporary architectural practice ...
On the Road is a yearlong series of exhibitions and conversations that highlights contemporary architectural practice in Los Angeles. On the Road is a platform for new ways of thinking and making that engages both a discipline and culture with contemporary ideas about architecture, design, and art; acknowledging that there are shared interests and overlaps, but also distinct personalities and pursuits. The series is invested in dialogues. Each program takes place at a distinct venue throughout the city and is seen as a vehicle for advancing the positions of young architects, artists, and designers, and at times blurring their distinctions and encouraging them to carpool.
Organized by Danielle Rago / Curator, Courtney Coffman / Editor, Jonathan Louie / Protagonist, and James Michael Tate / Instigator.
Danielle Rago is an independent curator in New York City and Los Angeles. She is also a freelance contributor to a number of international publications on art, architecture, and design. She has worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the A+D Museum and MAK Center in Los Angeles. Her writing has been published in Abitare, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Record, CLOG, Domus, LOG: Observations on Contemporary
Architecture and the City, PIN-UP, TANK, and WIRED Magazine, among others. Danielle holds a Master’s degree in Architecture History and Critical Thinking from
the Architectural Association, London.
Courtney Coffman is a designer and writer based in Los Angeles. Her focus
is on contemporary architecture with an interest in Visual Culture through the lens of history, theory and interdisciplinary bisects. Currently completing her Master of Arts in Architecture on the disciplinary overlaps between contemporary architecture and avant-garde fashion in UCLA’s A.UD Critical Studies program, she previously received both a Master of Architectural Studies in Criticism from the Knowlton School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Design with honors from the College of the Arts at The Ohio State University.
Jonathan Louie is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University.
He has previously worked for RE X and MVRDV and his graduate studies were done at the University of California Los Angeles where he graduated with distinction
and is the recipient of the 2x8 Award and University Fellowship. His writings and work have popped up in the LA Times, Disegno, L’Architecture d’Aujoud’jui, The Architects Newspaper, the A+D Museum, and PLAT.
James Michael Tate is the founder of T8projects, an architecture studio in Los
Angeles. He is an instructor at the Woodbury University School of Architecture. Tate has previously worked at Michael Maltzan Architecture and MOS Architects, and taught at the Rice University School of Architecture. His academic and professional work has been exhibited and published widely. Tate holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University, a certificate from the Auburn University Rural Studio, and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale University School of Architecture.