LAFO, the Los Angeles Field Office, is an urbanism think tank and event production collective. Formed in 2014 by myself and five other architects, journalists, and urban planners, our goal is to elevate the public discourse around urbanism and architecture by focusing on issues significant to Angeleños, such as transportation, housing, and public space.

In 2015, we produced a three-part series of salons focused particularly on transportation methods and infrastructure. Featuring speakers from CicLAvia and LADOT, a mapping game, and a scavenger hunt culminating with a discussion at SCI-Arc (chronicled through #lafohunt), the salon series approached the experience of transportation from different perspectives, to bring transit issues closer to individual’s personal and political lives.


Poster for Salon #3, a scavenger hunt along 1st Street through Downtown Los Angeles.
Invitation for Salon #2.
The LAFO crew sets up Salon #1’s mapping exercise at Beta Level (yours truly is taking the photo).