5 design things to do this week

This week: browse products by contemporary Mexican designers, see the latest home trends at Dwell on Design, admire ceramic art by Peter Shire and others, discuss the future of preservation in Los Angeles, and explore unrealized film projects by Sergei Eisenstein and Bertolt Brecht.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: attend a lecture on design, sculpture and robotics; learn how to make a museum; watch a doc about a hotel and bar at the heart of the Arts District; see art that spins nature into aluminum; and get some perspective when you look between the lines.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: attend a talk on women in public practice, discuss how the built environment might coexist with LA’s natural habitat, hear from Dutch designer Petra Blaisse, explore art at Santa Monica Airport, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of a CalArts conceptual art project.

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5 design things to do this week

Hear from PAO’s James Shen about China’s first architecture social enterprise; get an abstract perspective on West Coast landscape at CAAM; attend a design and architecture film festival; shop some modern objects d’art at swanky NoMad; and go to a new zine bazaar.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: learn about the landscape design of Walter Hood; discuss Matthew Rolston’s photographs of painted people; finally see LA’s history the way the artist intended; attend a day of architecture and design films; and participate in a symposium about how typography and design can shape public opinion.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: explore the work of Olafur Eliasson; hear from Nike designer Byron Merritt; find out why America lost interest in the World’s Fair; learn the secrets of Oscar-nominated production designers; and attend a pro-pedestrian block party in Historic Filipinotown.

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5 design things to do this week

Experience a Franco-Angeleno multimedia extravaganza; view some innovative ideas from our community colleges; discuss how the past gives meaning to the present at the Wende Museum; take in the Palm Springs photography of Tim Street-Porter among other treats at Modernism Week; and see facades reinterpreted by Elena Manferdini at A+D Museum.

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