Christopher Hawthorn

Christopher Hawthorn


I work for Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorofLA) as Chief Design Officer for the city of Los Angeles. Before that: architecture critic @latimes

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"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' My takeaway from the experiment was that it’s not possible to do that."

"We noticed that these media reports and professional discussions all have one thing in common: they aren’t based on hard evidence, but instead on generalized observations...extrapolated to the entire U.S."

Q: Were there factors that seemed to have a higher impact on infection rates and death rates? A: Three were most significant: race and age disparity, education, healthcare infrastructure.

Scenes from an afternoon tour of new and old development in San Pedro yesterday, feat. the 1931 Warner Grand Theater (Priteca + Heinsbergen) and Gehry’s 1981 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Coronavirus as a “spatial phenomenon” carried by “contagious clouds”: “A growing body of evidence now suggests that the coronavirus can be airborne in crowded, poorly ventilated indoor environments, where it may encounter many people at once.“

tfw when the noise on a Sat. morning cascades in sequence down the block: the tree trimmer finally packs it up only to be replaced by a leaf blower next door, who falls silent only to give way to the guy jack-hammering his back patio around the corner, who takes a break just as

11yo and her best friend sitting in the garden and discussing the movie posters they're planning to put up in their rooms. "I want an old-time movie. What's like a classic movie?" "Clueless?" "Perfect!"

the funny thing is half my dad’s side of the family is from Maine

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"Portland’s new rules will also offer a 'deeper affordability' option: four to six homes on any lot if at least half are available to low-income Portlanders at regulated, affordable prices."

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Los Angeles offers a clear picture of the post-immigrant, multiethnic future the administration's recent actions seem determined to prevent

Probably 20x as much stuff on my timeline this morning on Bowling Green as on rolling back bank/Wall St. oversight. That...makes no sense.

Better and weirder than I expected—as much armadillo as ship

Prob the best image I've seen of LA's Women's March, taken from City Hall. Via @MayorOfLA  @awalkerinLA 

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This remains one of my favorite LA images Julius Shulman @ Stahl House The boosterism, the sleight of hand, the precariousness of it all!

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Looks like I picked the wrong week to try quitting Twitter

Big news: James Goldstein is giving his John Lautner house to @LACMA , along with a $17 million endowment:

If no on S winds up close to the 71% earned by Measure M in Nov., that'll be a very strong mandate for a new and more urban L.A.

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