Dingbat 2.0 Events / Press

Dingbat 2.0 Lecture published in Mas Context / Fall 2018
The lecture presenting the Dingbat 2.0 publication in Chicago in 2016 was published MAS Context, featuring the editors and a response by Architect Kelly Bair, focusing on paralell housing issues in Chicago raised by the book’s discussion of the dingbat.
Link: Mas Context Lecture

Thurman Grant Lecture at USC School of Architecture / Fall 2017
Co-editor Thurman Grant lectured on Dingbat 2.0 at the USC School of Architecture’s graduate Housing seminar taught by Architect Jennifer Siegal. Gary Paige of GP/S presented his project Variegated Mat-Scape, which won 2nd place in the Dingbat 2.0 competition in 2010.  

Review of Dingbat 2.0 Featured in Dwarf + Giant / Fall 2016
"For designers, LA-o-philes, architects & artists, futurists & historians, this is an indispensable tour of the bones and blueprints of our unique city."

A review of the publication Dingbat 2.0 is featured in Dwarf + Giant, the blog of downtown Los Angeles' the Last Bookstore.

Link: Dwarf + Giant

Dingbat 2.0 Lecture @ Mas Context / Fall 2016
Join MAS Context for the Chicago release of Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis. Editors Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein will present the dingbat and discuss its relevance for Chicago with Kelly Bair. This panel discussion is organized in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians and will take place at the historic Charnley Persky-House (1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610). Link: Mas Context: Chicago Book Launch

Stucco Sublime: Dingbat 2.0 Featured in the Architect’s Newspaper / Summer 2016
The Architect’s Newspaper review of Dingbat 2.0, co-edited by Joshua G. Stein of Radical Craft, complements the book for bringing Los Angeles' dingbat apartments into "careful consideration."
Link: “Stucco Sublime,” in The Architect’s Newspaper

Dingbat 2.0 Featured in LA Weekly / Spring 2016 “L.A.'s Iconic, Hated Dingbat Apartment Is an Endangered Species” is featured in an article in this week's LA Weekly.
Link: LA Weekly

LA Forum Dingbat 2.0 Book Launch at Jai and Jai Gallery / Spring 2016
The event will include a discussion on Dingbats with Frances Anderton, host of the KCRW radio program DnA: Design and Architecture; architect Lorcan O’Herlihy, an innovator in multi-family housing in Los Angeles; and author and professor Dana Cuff of UCLA/cityLab whose essay “R1 and the Dingbat” is included in the Dingbat 2.0 publication. Link: In the Gutter: Dingbat 2.0 

Delirious LA Interview of Dingbat 2.0 Editors / Spring 2016
Delirious LA features an interview with Dingbat 2.0 Editors Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein, covering the background of the Dingbat 2.0 competition that lead to the book, and the value of studying dingbat apartments today.

Link: Delirious LA

SAH Dingbat 2.0 Panel Discussion at Santa Monica Public Library / Spring 2016
Editors Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein were joined by essayists Architect Barbara Bestor and Historian Steven A. Treffers for a panel discussion on the dingbat apartment and the Dingbat 2.0 publication at the Santa Monica Public Library, co-hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Southern California Chapter. The discussion was moderated by Sian Winship of SAH at the Santa Monica Public Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium.
Link:  Santa Monica Conservancy

The Veneer of Nostalgia Featured in Mas Context  / Fall 2014
Joshua G. Stein’s Essay from the Dingbat 2.0 publication, “The Veneer of Nostalgia: Dingbat Life in Slums of Beverly Hills” is featured in Mas Context issue #23 Ordinary, available both in print and online.  Link: The Veneer of Nostalgia