3 Design Things To Do This Week

Here's what DnA recommends you check out this week in Los Angeles.

la book art fair

1. L.A. Art Book Fair 2014

After making a splash last year, MOCA opens its second L.A. Art Book Fair this Thursday with a smorgasbord of publications, many by independent and small presses. See books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines from over 25o artists (domestic and international). The fair opens on Thursday and will include admission to free musical performances by AIRWAY, Extended Organ and John Wiese + Ted Byrnes.

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When: Opens Thursday January 30, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM

Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA; 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

city in a city

2. City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking by Steven Holl Architects

An exhibition of the work of Steven Holl Architects will examine six of the firm’s urban projects in China with a focus on “shaping public space, natural green strategies, hybrid programs, structure and light.” The opening reception is on Wednesday night, and a lecture by Steven Holl will take place the following evening.

When: Opening Reception & Panel Discussion: January 29, 7:00 PM Lecture by Steven Holl: January 30, 7:30 PM

Where: MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House; 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

future build space changers

3. Future Build 2014: Space Changers and Verde Xchange Conference and Expo

The annual gathering of clean energy producers and policymakers, Verde Xchange, coincides with a ULI/LA (Urban Land Institute) forum. Verde Xchange takes place Monday and Tuesday; Future Build takes place Tuesday. Go to both to hear on topics of climate change, the business of sustainability, urban farms, driverless cars, the 21st century office, new uses for old buildings and many more.

Verde Xchange’s speakers include: Janet Napolitano, Mayor Eric Garcetti and many others.

Future Build’s speakers include Mayor Eric Garcetti, landscape architect Mia Lehrer and many others.

Click here for more information on Verde Xchange.

Click here for more information on Future Build.

Verde Xchange

When: Monday January 27, 2014 and Tuesday January 28, 2014

Where: L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

Tickets: Click here for tickets.

Future Build

When: Tuesday January 28, 2014; 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

Tickets: Private $130 (Non-members $175; Public/Non-profit/YLG $110 (Non-members $150); Student $90 (Non-members $120)– Registration price includes breakfast and lunch