Competing Utopias Opens at Neutra House


July 12, 2014 – Neutra VDL House, Los Angeles. Radiant’s Bill Ferehawk co-curated this experimental installation about Cold War modern design with the Wende Museum and Neutra VDL House. Coverage of the installation in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, LA Magazine and KCRW got the word out, drawing hundreds of people to the opening.

Frances Anderton of KCRW does an in-depth interview with the team about their ideas behind the installation and the collaborative process taken.

The Atlantic: Socialist Regime, Commercial Design

KCRW DnA: A “Collective” Creates Competing Utopias

KCET Artbound: Competing Utopias: Modern Design on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain

LA Times: West Coast Meets Eastern Bloc in ‘Competing Utopias’ Exhibition

NY Times: Where the Curtains Were Made of Iron

Gizmodo: This Home Filled with Cold War Design is Stuck Behind the Iron Curtain

Curators (left to right): Justin Jampol, Patrick Mansfield, Bill Ferehawk,  David Hartwell, Sarah Lorenzen, Donna Stein (not shown).
Partners: Kultur Projekte Berlin, Goethe Institute, AIA LA, LA Magazine.
Supported by the Graham Foundation.
Photos by David Hartwell.