Critical Theory Index catalogues texts fundamental to the framework of the art world. A collection ever-expanding with current dialogues around contemporary art, culture, and society, the index allows for the public to engage with critical research and inquiry outside of formal academic institutions through its presentation as an online library and open forum inviting submissions.
PRIMARY is a type foundry in Los Angeles making new fonts, and a library of prototypical open-source fonts compiled from various collections and sites. LACA makes PRIMARY'S library searchable and available for download through the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) website.
The Southland Institute (for critical, durational, and typographic post-studio practices) is dedicated to exploring, identifying, and implementing meaningful, affordable, sustainable alternatives in design and art education in the United States. Through interconnected programming that includes a graduate-level typography workshop, in-depth discussion and critique of participant work and external exhibitions, partnering with local arts organizations, and a curriculum gleaned from public events and resources at area institutions, the Southland Institute offers a rigorous, accessible alternative to accredited higher education, with an emphasis on identifying exemplary public events, courses, screenings, lectures, trips, discussions, and readings involving image, typography, (infra)structure, sound, time, space, pedagogy, archives, and language, while proposing and implementing supplements where necessary. LACA and the Southland Institute frequently co-sponsor public programming, and LACA has made its space and archive available to Southland Institute workshops and participants.