Please join us for the first event of the Salvage Series at WUHO Institute Open Laboratories featuring poet/curator/environmental activists ALLISON COBB and JEN COLEMAN

Friday, June 19 6 pm sharp (loud off-Broadway action begins at the theater next door at 7 pm!)

WUHO Gallery 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 Located between Wilcox Ave. and Schrader Blvd. Hollywood & Highland: nearest metro stop on the Red Line

As “price of admission,” the public is invited to reap and contribute language from their garbage (cardboard, tin, plastic, paper, cellophane, etc.)—preferably washed of debris and measuring 1-inch tall or higher. These words will be collected at the entrance slit and incorporated into an installation in progress in the gallery called Leave Loom.

The Salvage Series is sub-curated by Jennifer Scappettone

Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press) about her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School) about a nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Times called Green-Wood “a gorgeous, subtle, idiosyncratic gem.”  She works for the Environmental Defense Fund and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she co-curates The Switch reading series. She is at work on a chronicle of garbage called Plastic: an autobiography. 2000px-Currents.svg

Jen Coleman is a Portland poet and member of the Spare Room reading series collective. She ran the In Your Ear reading series in DC in the 90s and was a co-editor of Pom Pom literary journal in New York in the 00's. Her book Psalms for Dogs and Sorcerers was published in 2014 by Trembling Pillow Press in New Orleans. <11203154_10153542048769316_2848696246835527593_n.jpeg>

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For the summer of 2015, the WUHO Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard is being transformed into an open laboratory. Work on emerging spatial environments will provoke salons, workshops, and performances by residents, rogue scientists, and radical philologists. The Institute is


WUHO is Woodbury University’s center for experimental exhibitions and multi-disciplinary collaborations.

About Located on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, the Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost (WUHO) invites a broad and diverse audience to a vital and celebratory place for learning about architecture and interior architecture. Woodbury University has occupied this 7500 square foot storefront and studio space since 1995.

Mission The mission of WUHO is two-fold. First and foremost, it provides a forum for the demystification of the disciplines of architecture. This porous venue invites visitors to learn about the built environment in a non-traditional academic milieu. Programming supports the study and practice of design and the dissemination of architectural knowledge and artifacts to a broad public. The second mission is academic. Associated with a School of Architecture, WUHO provides a laboratory for different modes of learning and a unique venue for educating architects and interior architects. Ideally situated for fieldwork, WUHO galleries provide space for participatory activities for our students and visitors that translate into high-impact learning models.

Programming WUHO is uniquely situated at the intersection of education and exhibition. Events provide a showcase for architecture and interior architecture’s myriad forms: from exhibitions of scholarly research, multi-media screenings, group photography, drawing, and model showcases, space for full-scale mock-ups, prototypes and environmental installations, to workshops, studios and classes, symposia, lectures, book launches, gallery talks, performances, and community and city planning forums. The upstairs studio at WUHO is host to a fluctuating group of emerging and experimental architects, interior architects and artists, who are also Woodbury faculty members, and provides another rich layer for multi-disciplinary, boundary-crossing dialogue and collaboration.

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