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West Hollywood AIDS Monument
July 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
West Hollywood AIDS Monument
This is a FREE virtual event. Register using the link below.
Join AIA|LA’s wrap-up to Pride Month with a virtual conversation about Stories: The AIDS Monument, opening to the public in late 2022. The Monument memorializes those lost to AIDS, while it also celebrates the many heroes in the LGBTQIA+ community who have led the way to the other side of the AIDS epidemic, educating younger generations about these experiences. Our discussion will focus on the meaning of the project, how it serves its community, and how it addresses larger issues of discrimination, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The discussion will be led by Mark E. Lehman, current member of the Board of Directors and design committee of the Foundation for the AIDS Monument, and current member of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Rogerio Carvalheiro, Design Committee Chair for the Foundation for the AIDS Monument; and Daniel Tobin, Co-Founder and Creative Director of UAP.
Mark Lehman – Founder and Former Long-Term Chairman of FAM’s Board of Directors &vMember of FAM’s design committee
Mark E. Lehman is a land-use, business and real estate attorney specializing in restaurant and hospitality sales and acquisitions, project development, entitlements and licensing and a principal of the Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre restaurant group. He is the former Board Chair and current member of the Board of Directors and design committee of the Foundation for the AIDS Monument, former Board Chair and current member of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Directors of Visit West Hollywood (West Hollywood’s marketing and visitor bureau), former Board Chair of Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing, former member of the West Hollywood Planning Commission and former Co-Chair of West Hollywood’s General Plan Advisory Committee.
Daniel Tobin – Co-Founder and Creative Director, UAP
As co-Founder and Creative Director of UAP, Daniel Tobin works closely with the company’s Art + Design teams across all studios and workshops in Brisbane, Shanghai and New York. Throughout 27 years of practice, Daniel has been instrumental in delivering public art master plans for Education City, Qatar; Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi; King Abdullah University of Science & Technology & Riyadh Art, KSA; and public art commissions with Australian and International artists including Judy Watson, Brook Andrew, Fiona Foley, Nike Savvas, Emily Floyd, Carsten Holler, Sui Jian Guo, Ned Kahn, Lindy Lee, Inigo Manglano-Ovale, Sopheap Pich, and Ai Weiwei.Daniel established UAP’s first artist edition program ushering to the birth of the Art Makers. This program facilitates and funds the production of new works for artists including Sydney Ball, Penny Byrne, Lindy Lee, Lena Yarinkura, Bob Burruwal, Fiona Foley, Reko Rennie, Idris Kahn, Mariko Mori and Kehinde Wiley. Most recently Daniel Tobin has spearheaded UAP’s sustainability strategy called One Earth. The aim is for the organization to become a Future Normal – one that acts meaningfully in its surroundings, aims for 100% wellbeing and sees money as a means, not an end.