december, 2018

08dec7:00 pm10:00 pmthe assembly

Event Details

The assembly is a new tradition; it is a gathering. The event is an unveiling of A+D’s new exhibitions. This new approach is an expression of our mission to join together a diverse group in celebration of different disciplines of design and points of view.

The third iteration of the event opens four exhibits open for the winter season. The Room Gallery will play host to Sweden’s famous Disgusting Food Museum. The Museum houses such delicacies as Mouse Wine, Jell-O Salad, and Surströmming – fermented herring from Sweden. These serve as catalysts for an exploration of the concept of disgust through different culturally and individually informed reactions. This will also mark the opening of Rios Clementi Hale’s Alley Fellowship, a partnership with A+D Museum which aims to support cross-disciplinary emerging artists. This first exhibition in this series, Volume focuses on the work of young artists from the Leimert Park neighborhood who are challenged to think dimensionally about their art form. The liberty of their thinking and essence of youthful creation inspires volumetric installations facilitated through collaboration with designers from Rios Clementi Hale Studios. In The Alcove AIA Latrobe prize winners present PERSISTENT: Evolving Architecture in a Changing World, which focuses on the way in which robust, sustainable, and resilient architecture can be obtained and studied with respect to time. The Lane will feature artist/architect Patio’s eerie take on Dark Mode, which takes as its premise the visual digital standard of ‘dark mode’ becoming part of the home.

This Assembly we are also proud to host a pop-up by FORM and artist, Timothy Robert Smith. This fully immersive environment, opening a gateway into a panoramic train ride is a precursor to further exploration with his ‘Map of LA’ to be seen in FORM: Pioneering Design’s relaunch in January 2019.

For more information on each exhibit please visit

This season we celebrate with food by DOAP Kitchen, a Los Angeles based virtual kitchen specializing in delivering curated home-style meals. Beer generously sponsored by Arts District staple and patron of the arts, Angel City Brewery.

General Admission-$10. Free to students and members.

A+D Architecture and Design Museum

The A+D is a place for individuality, creativity, discovery, and continuous questioning. It is a location of serendipitous combustion resulting in endless exhibitions, events and cultural engagement bringing LA to the front line of emerging themes, topics and thoughts of the Architecture and Design community. Established in January 2001, A+D is the only museum in the country to exclusively and continuously host architecture and design exhibitions, symposia, multi-disciplinary projects, educational, and community programs.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


A+D Architecture and Design Museum

900 East 4th Street