Laurel Broughton

Laurel Consuelo Broughton is a designer and educator who explores her interests in narrative, material culture, and style within architecture, design, and fashion through projects, publications, and collaborations at a multiplicity of scales. The object as form and cultural figure features broadly throughout all her work.

Laurel is the director of WELCOMEPROJECTS, a studio of discursive sensibilities focused on the production of real things in the world along with all the incumbent, critical fictions needed for their survival. WELCOMEPROJECTS are large (buildings, houses, interiors), medium (installations, films, furniture) and small (handbags, games, wagons). The studio tells stories through design imbuing each project with curiosity and playful seriousness. Recent work has been exhibited at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Materials and Applications in Silverlake, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and galleries in Los Angeles and New York and most recently published in Los Angeles Times, Art Papers, Attention, Pidgin, Metropolis, Offramp, and Surface.

WELCOMEPROJECTS also designs and produces WELCOMECOMPANIONS, a project that reinterprets everyday sartorial accessories and objects. The project seeks to inject a sense of play, suspense, and narrative into the objects we interact with and depend upon on a daily basis. We suggest the novelty that in our accessories, function is not wholly dependent on utilitarian form. Launched in 2012 WELCOMECOMPANIONS has been featured in numerous publications including Vogue.com, New York Times, Paper Magazine, Vogue Italia, Elle Italia, Newsweek, Marie Claire Italia, Lucky Magazine and Nylon Magazine among others. WELCOMECOMPANIONS are sold in boutiques in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Sydney, and Hong Kong.

Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4106‑17 Spring 2019
Architecture Studio VI
Laurel Broughton STUDIO SECTION VIA LOTTERY REQUIRED 3rd YR MARCH + AAD
600/700 AVERY
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM-113 AVERY
Full SEMESTER
0 Points
12296
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