Come and Forget, a series of speculative historical erasures, continues with Los Angeles–based architect Craig Hodgetts, principal of Hodgetts + Fung, founded with Hsinming Fung in 1984. Their work has been marked for its advocacy of technological experimentation developed from alternative and speculative positions; projects include the UCLA Towell Library, the LACMA exhibition California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way, and Wild Beast Pavilion at the California Institute of the Arts. Hodgetts has taught at UCLA since 1972.
Building on questions about history and its uses, raised by exhibitions like Educating Architects: Four Courses by Kenneth Frampton and Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, we invite special guests to propose acts of mass amnesia—precise and universal erasures of a place, person, or idea from our collective memory. What forces might be let loose, and what new ideas could emerge from fruitful forgetting?