Event Date(s): April 27, 2021 - April 27, 2021
Presenters: Mehrdad Yazdani and Mimi Lam

AIA Los Angeles: Fighting Prejudice with the Museum of Tolerance

The duo will discuss their exhibition design for the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) at their museums in Los Angeles and Jerusalem. Specifically, they’ll discuss:

  • The design process of the Anne Frank exhibition mounted in Los Angeles in 2012, the Social Lab project slated to open at MOT LA in 2021 and the Anne Frank exhibition in Jerusalem (opening date pending)
  • Overcoming design challenges to enlighten and inspiring museum visitors
  • Fulfilling SWC’s objective to encourage visitors to confront prejudice and bigotry within themselves as well as in society and commit to positive actions in support of human dignity and tolerance

The virtual event is available to AIA Los Angeles members and non members online.