Hear about the crazy spending of the Asian elite with novelist Kevin Kwan; consider how artistic expression of history informs our present; learn about an eminent domain showdown in the Hollywood Hills; celebrate design in downtown LA, wabi wabi in Culver City; and discuss zoning policy over a round of mini-golf. And then there’s Pride Week.
This week, you can: party for traffic safety in West Adams; admire a 90-year-old quilter’s amazing creations; discuss how women in architecture and design are shaping LA’s future; listen to stories from your favorite podcast stars; and shop locally at pop-up markets all over town.
This week, you can reflect on the lessons of the 1992 civil unrest; see how leading architects create new life through a marriage of preservation and modernization; celebrate the work of portrait photographer Todd Eberle; support the fashion designers of the future at Otis’ annual fundraiser and runway show; hear from African American architect Zena Howard about her experience working on one of the most iconic projects of the decade.
This week, you can: celebrate sister cities and their iconic music halls; support SCI-Arc’s vision while honoring visionary designers; get a ringside seat at a great American battle over development; consider architecture in the larger urban context of infrastructure, ecology, and civic engagement; and shop till you drop for mid-century modern or folk art, depending on your taste.
This week you can: learn about the history of women in car culture; discuss the big ideas that will shape our city and transform the way we live and work; consider what it means to make art in times of irreconcilable alternative truths; celebrate a downtown park’s grand opening; and indulge your love of ice cream.
This week you can: glimpse into the mind of an iconic rock ‘n’ roll photographer; learn about postmodern decorative ‘whimsy’; catch a dance performance AND a big fish at a marine aquarium; explore the utopian history of Southern California; see images of innovative apartment design; and find community spirit while collecting trash along the LA River.
This week: take a film journey following the career of famed Finnish-American modern architect Eero Saarinen; hear about innovative hands-on design today; gasp in the wonder of Tyrus Wong’s kites; take a ride ‘back to the future’ of Googie design; and imagine yourself living in an historic Hollywood mansion designed for today’s contemporary lifestyle.
This week: Participate in a discussion about the role of art in the age of a 24 hour news cycle; learn how the young mayors of Compton and Long Beach are shaping their cities; See artworks by young talents at two Bergamot Station gallery shows in Santa Monica; Explore the art of the Metro Red Line and five remodels on LA’s Eastside; and catch the end of an exhibit featuring rock star-clothing designer Rick Owens’ foray into furniture.