5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: get inspired by the 4th Street Bridge; admire an architect’s stunning travel photos; experience contemporary art in an airplane hangar; immerse yourself in 1930s architecture, film and fashion; and see what’s at the cutting edge of ceramic arts.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: choose DineLA restaurants for their design, learn more about the city’s effort to market surplus properties for development, admire high-tech Japanese fashion, check out sculptures of Mexican neighborhoods made of paper and cardboard, and speak out for saving LA cultural heritage sites.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: revel in Bellini’s religious paintings at the Getty; find out more about Lauren Halsey’s Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project; listen to Thelma Golden and Gary Simmons talk about their careers in art; witness the power of political posters; and learn the technique of ‘light painting’ landscape photography, by night at the Arboretum.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: admire “visual futurist” Syd Mead’s Hollywood designs; listen to architect Barbara Bestor talk about atmospheric urbanism; strut a Stratocaster at the new Fender headquarters; honor the ever-dapper graphic designer Mick Hodgson; and view the legacy of Paul R. Williams in new black and white images. You can also do a little shopping…. for Corita Kent artwork and renegade craft.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: converge at the center of the creativity and innovation economy in Los Angeles; hear Thom Mayne talk about the most important buildings of the 20th century; party to support M&A’s creative experimentation made public; participate as audience in two site-specific performances; and hear fascinating speakers on what’s going on “Under LA.”

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: go downtown for Grand Avenue’s cultural open house; celebrate 30 years of “foruming”; explore the relationship between Disney and urban planning in Southern California; take a walking tour of classic buildings in K-Town; and see some iconic Street Pop Art before it goes on the auction block.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: hear about the Chicago Architecture Biennial from its creative directors and architects; watch a Lawrence Halprin-designed park come alive with dance; sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Grand Central Market; learn about the plantings of Piet Oudolf on the High Line; and capture the light of DTLA with an expert photographer.

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