Test your urban planning trivia knowledge; hear from leaders in LA transportation and development at SCI-Arc; relax at a dance festival in Baldwin Hills; consider what is luxury today at Flexform; and drool over 50 models of Porsche at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.