This week: discuss the role of architects and developers in building supportive and affordable housing; admire the modernist architecture of Escher GuneWardena; explore dream schemes for real Detroit sites by a dozen American design firms; watch Jane Jacobs battle New York’s ‘master builder’ Robert Moses in a new documentary; and learn to weld, woodwork, forge, and fuse glass at Makelympics Weekend.
This week you can: party at a new art-inspired DTLA apartment building; immerse yourself in over 700,000 square feet of modern design; experience contemporary artists activating iconic architecture from the 1930’s; shop for Japanese animation merchandise; and mix music with architecture at the Rose Bowl.
Check out how Latin American artists interpret the meaning of home; explore the blurry area between influence and plagiarism; see landscape architects take on a Schindler-designed house; catch two talks on environmental justice and textile art; and explore the Music Center after hours.
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.