Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury lived in the same house in Cheviot Hills for 50 years. A couple years ago architect Thom Mayne, and wife Blythe Alison-Mayne, bulldozed it to build a new home. They promised a “very, very modest” house that would honor Bradbury in its design. Now that home is almost complete. Did they deliver?
More and more people want to live in “tiny houses” — to escape the “debtors prison” of a 30-year mortgage, to live with less stuff or to join communities of fellow tiny house dwellers. Now this house is about to be raffled off at CAFAM. Would you live in it and would you be allowed to?
Artists and designers are resisting the Trump administration with statements from pussyhats and posters to Museum-led activism. But will this rattle a president who does not speak the same visual language — even as he takes a cue from artists in “creating an alternative reality?”
This week’s highlights include a discussion about Buckminster Fuller’s still-relevant ideas, an update on restoring the kelp forest off the coast of Palos Verdes, an exhibition on Asian American movements in Los Angeles, a historic tour through Silver Lake’s bohemian past, and a re-imagining of the French animated Sci-fi epic Chronopolis.