Laurel Broughton is a designer and academic. The object as form and cultural figure features broadly throughout all her work. She is director of WELCOMEPROJECTS a studio in Los Angeles. WELCOMEPROJECTS is a practice of discursive sensibilities focused on the production of real things in the world along with all the incumbent, critical fictions needed for their survival. We design projects large (buildings, houses, interiors), medium (installations, films, furniture) and small (handbags, games, wagons) imbuing each with curiosity and playful seriousness. Her work has most recently been exhibited at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, The New York Art Book Fair, and galleries in Los Angeles and New York. Broughton is the Spring 2017 Howard Friedman Visiting Professor in the Practice of Architecture.