5 design things to do this week

This week: shop for design deals on La Cienega; see highlights from the Huntington’s Southern California architecture collection; check out Merion Estes’ fabric collages at CAFAM; admire Ai Weiwei’s expansive works all over LA; and chart the evolution of graphic design in California.

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5 design things to do this week

Attend a lecture by architect Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee; discuss how architecture can contribute to housing equity; see some of Otis College alumni and friends’ favorite things; celebrate 100 years of the LA Philharmonic; and explore public and private space in Echo Park by foot. And meet the graphic designer who is wild about Concorde.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: appreciate the ice box (and more modern sustainable design practices); explore East Los Angeles though the lens of Rafael Cardenas; learn about landscaping for a safer California; go to an exhibition about activism in the architecture and design community; and see quilted crafts from an African American Punk Rocker

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: learn about preserving landmarks core to the African American experience; see Tokyo through lenses past and present; see classic films where animation and music groove; get a sneak peak at the future of waterfront developments; and shop L.A.-branded products to support local designers and makers.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: see into the future of mobility; learn how new housing laws will impact LA; discuss the intersection of art, engineering and architecture; attend a screening of LA-themed short films; and walk through Pasadena’s architecturally-rich Madison Heights neighborhood.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: discuss the changing East Side; (re)experience the birth of punk in Los Angeles through the photos that preserve it; consider the possibilities of art integrated with environment; see Robert Rauschenberg works from his time in L.A.; view a collection of paper jewelry that inspired an artist and saved a town.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: tour a modern, energy efficient homeless housing project; hear how one curator turned an art publishing house’s body of work into a visual exhibition; experience the culture of the Philippines Island of Mindanao; view fashion as art through the non-demographic brand ’69’; and immerse yourself in the robots of our imagination – while they still let you.

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