Los Angeles

Our Los Angeles center works to develop and encourage new ideas for a changing world and to propose practical thinking that can transform society—and humanity—for the better. Located on the Pacific coast, we hope to advance the position of Los Angeles as a world center for ideas, linking the East to the West. The historic Bradbury Building, houses the BI’s research activities and is a unique gathering space for intellectual exchange, academic symposia, workshops, salons, and lectures.

Featured News

Governor Newsom and inmates

California will finally have indoor heat standards for workplaces — with a cruel exception

Pulmonata illustration

Los Angeles as a Site for Planetary Health

Barcelona y Bogotá: ¿Cuál es la ciudad más democrática del mundo?

Barcelona vs. Bogota: What Is the World's Most Democratic City?

In That Golden Summer Time poster

The Problem of Heat on an Unequal Planet

Public Equity Stakes Cover

Public Equity Stakes in U.S. Economic Policymaking

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Embodiment & Intelligence

photo of Patricia Hill Collins

El País: Patricia Hill Collins, sociologist: ‘Intellectuals have done a good job of saying the world is awful, and young people are dispirited’

Fiction and Futures

Vaster Than Empires Program

“We Might Appear as Forest Fires,” Curator’s Statement

“What is Collective Intelligence?”

“Vaster than Empires” by CROSSLUCID

"We Might Appear As Forest Fires" Performance

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Chapter 4: Future Technê Summit - FORMING INTELLIGENCE

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Chapter 3: Narrating the Future

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Chapter 2: Ipseity

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Chapter 1: Air Age Blueprint

"After Alignment" Lecture by Benjamin Bratton, Director of Antikythera

Possible Worlds: Climate Emergency and the Future of Democracy

JFI and Berggruen Institute Report: Public Bank Could Finance Over 17,000 Affordable Homes in Los Angeles