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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5 design things to do this week

This week: explore the interplay between storytelling and building; uncover symbols and meanings in film and TV; admire Iranian fashion inspired by classic Persian poetry and architecture; shop for affordable art at a pop-up in an architect’s studio; and glimpse inside Paul R. Williams-designed homes.

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5 design things to do this week

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.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: get inspired by the 4th Street Bridge; admire an architect’s stunning travel photos; experience contemporary art in an airplane hangar; immerse yourself in 1930s architecture, film and fashion; and see what’s at the cutting edge of ceramic arts.

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5 design things to do this week

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.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: see designers pay tribute to modernist master R.M. Schindler, watch Cathy Opie’s film about an architecture-loving arsonist, bid farewell to Echo Park experimental art space Machine Project, see the work of Israel’s intergalactic sculptor Ezra Orion, and hear from the landscape architect remaking Pershing Square.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: hear about art and the anthropocene; see photos of dancers in a downtown parking lot; admire lost (and almost lost) LA landmarks; learn the social justice history of a Lincoln Heights church; and walk through Mike Kelley’s expansive Kandors exhibition.

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5 design things to do this week

This holiday break, you can: see Riverside Mission Inn awash in holiday lights; learn how to build a bike; check out the drawings of Russian architect Sergei Tchoban and the paintings of Seeroon Yeretzian; and catch up on the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA shows you missed.

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