5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: appreciate the ice box (and more modern sustainable design practices); explore East Los Angeles though the lens of Rafael Cardenas; learn about landscaping for a safer California; go to an exhibition about activism in the architecture and design community; and see quilted crafts from an African American Punk Rocker

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: learn about preserving landmarks core to the African American experience; see Tokyo through lenses past and present; see classic films where animation and music groove; get a sneak peak at the future of waterfront developments; and shop L.A.-branded products to support local designers and makers.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: see into the future of mobility; learn how new housing laws will impact LA; discuss the intersection of art, engineering and architecture; attend a screening of LA-themed short films; and walk through Pasadena’s architecturally-rich Madison Heights neighborhood.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: discuss the changing East Side; (re)experience the birth of punk in Los Angeles through the photos that preserve it; consider the possibilities of art integrated with environment; see Robert Rauschenberg works from his time in L.A.; view a collection of paper jewelry that inspired an artist and saved a town.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: tour a modern, energy efficient homeless housing project; hear how one curator turned an art publishing house‚Äôs body of work into a visual exhibition; experience the culture of the Philippines Island of Mindanao; view fashion as art through the non-demographic brand ’69’; and immerse yourself in the robots of our imagination – while they still let you.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: watch a documentary about a temple for human levitation on a mountain in China, celebrate gender fluidity at LA State Historic Park, stay up late enjoying art and music at the Music Center, create a personal map of Los Angeles, and see an artist’s sculptures made of rough and salvaged materials.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: hear local authors discuss The Big Sleep’s gritty depiction of LA, join designers considering privacy and privatization in Echo Park, talk about whether LA’s development is balancing growth and quality, play tennis at a stunning architectural landmark, and catch Hockney’s 82 portraits at LACMA before it closes.

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5 design things to do this week

Catch zodiac-inspired ball gowns at A+D Museum; watch a long overdue film about John Parkinson; hear from Black Panther graphic designer Emory Douglas and see his work at LACE; check out structural visions by SOM at MAK Center; and find out how people in Inglewood feel about the changes coming their way.

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