Back in 2016 we saw that there was a need to provide a forum sparking conversations about the new independent creative forces shaping Los Angeles. We approached our friends at PLATFORM to curate and produce a series of conversations that bring together variable points of view on what we do ever day. "How We Eat," "How We Move," "How We Live," "How We Make," and "How We Buy." We call it Radical Optimism.
Our most recent event, "How We Make," brought together panelists from a far reaching network of 'makers' in Los Angeles. Panelists included Yael Aflalo from Reformation, Bayan Joonam of SoulPancake, and Jessie Kawata of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Leading the conversation was our moderator Krisztina "Z" Holly who hosts the podcast The Art of Manufacturing and who leads Mayor Garcetti's initiative MAKE IT IN LA.
Jessie Kawata summed up what it means to be a maker as "Making is solving a problem. and we often place purpose over design. To achieve the best solution, to make changes for the better, we must unite form and function." Check out radicaloptimismla.com for more information and we hope to see you at our upcoming event on July 27th, "How We Buy."