Cinema, Alpha to Omega

Posted by peterlunenfeld on May 2nd, 2022 filed in Uncategorized
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In the May issue, Artforum published my Focus review of “City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907,” which runs through July 10, 2022 at LACMA.


EcoLA class Podcast

Posted by peterlunenfeld on March 23rd, 2022 filed in Uncategorized
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At the UCLA Arts site, Avishay Artsy put together a great multi-media piece about my Winter 2022 DMA hybrid seminar studio on design research. So proud of the work the students did looking at ecological justice, environmental racism, and the political-economy of Southern California over the past half century.

Collage by DMA 160: EcoLA student Janie Wang


Peter & Tom Explore LA

Posted by peterlunenfeld on October 5th, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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I’m featured in the latest episode of the YouTube series, Tom Explores Los Angeles, interviewed about the mysterious life and even more confusing death of the co-founder of JPL, the rocket scientist and magus Jack Whitesides Parson.


DMA Grad Show

Posted by peterlunenfeld on October 5th, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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Emma Akmakdijian, Carrie Chen, Jodi Cheung, Don Edler, Leslie Foster, Berit Gilma, Yuchi Ma, Harvest Moon, Iman Person and Isaac Ruder

The department of Design|Media Arts at UCLA is proud to announce Perspective Slip, an exhibition of new work by second-year MFA candidates within the department. The exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, at the New Wight Gallery and the EDA in the Broad Art Center, UCLA.


And in Pasadena…

Posted by peterlunenfeld on August 31st, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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City on the Edge of Forever is on the Vroman’s Bookstore bestseller list for paperback non-fiction this week.


Paperback in Daily Kos

Posted by peterlunenfeld on August 12th, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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Daily Kos made a nice mention of City at the Edge of Forever’s release this month in paper


New e-Book

Posted by peterlunenfeld on July 17th, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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My essay “Colloidal Suspension” is included in Bruno Mendes da Silva and Jorge Carrega’s new collection, The Forking Paths – Interactive Film and Media, which comes out of a long term research project on interactive narrative at the Centro de Investigação em Artes e Comunicação da Universidade do Algarve in Portugal. Click here for the pdf.


Summer Books

Posted by peterlunenfeld on July 5th, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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Happy to join critic Howard Rheingold, historian Carla Nappi, and writer/DJ John Morrison (among other luminaries) as a contributor to Roy Christopher’s annual Summer Reading List. 


Los York / New Angeles

Posted by peterlunenfeld on May 3rd, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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Excited to talk with award-winning urbanist Tom Dyja about his amazing new book on, well, the title gives it away (three times), New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation. Hosted by Chevalier’s Books on May 4th.


A Lateral Pass from Reyner Banham!

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 24th, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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William Deverell, director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, wrote a really thoughtful piece in the LA Review of Books. I love the final image: Lunenfeld has his own lineup of imagined teammates for playing his breed of Los Angeles catch: “Eve Babitz takes the ball and passes it off to Jean Stein. Carey McWilliams tosses to Mike Davis. Charles and Ray Eames flip the ball back and forth to one another. Scotty Bowers laterals a pass through the window of Reyner Banham’s car. Now a quarterback, Banham parks his automobile, darts over to the Sunset shoulder and, improbably, lofts a long pass to Peter Lunenfeld, running west in the city on the edge of forever, looking for, finding, and telling eclectic L.A. stories.”