5 design things to do this week

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.

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5 design things to do this week

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.

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5 design things to do this week

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.

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5 design things to do this week

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.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: explore downtown LA as an actor in a live-art experience, hear from cutting-edge LA architects Tom Wiscombe and Lorcan O’Herlihy, and Mexico’s Tatiana Bilbao, hear artists reach across the political/cultural divide at the Art-Past-Present discussion series, and experience dance as cultural dialogue in Santa Monica.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: see dance that explores sculpture, architecture and spatial design; enjoy the work of modernist illustrators; hear about cutting-edge apartment architecture from around the world; support creative women through music and art; and ring in spring at a Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebration.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: take a walking tour of Compton architecture; peruse art books and party with their authors; explore the creative minds of Mid-Century architects; attend a discussion and book signing with architect Patrick Tighe; and hear this year’s Oscar-nominated production designers talk about their art.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, bliss out at Modernism Week in Palm Springs, get a ‘contact high’ at LAXART, go listen to Pentagram’s principal designer Paula Scher, attend a book discussion on the life and career of Louise Bourgeois, and explore the Bauhaus through a show of multidisciplinary artwork by László Moholy-Nagy at LACMA.

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