Philippe Vergne will take up the post of director at MOCA This coming Monday, amidst high hopes for the museum’s restart. And Vergne starts his new job with MOCA in far better financial shape than in a long while, thanks to a campaign helmed by Maria Seferian and team. DnA spoke with Seferian about her experience as interim director, just before she hands off the reins to the new chief.
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Space used to be depicted in movies as gleaming and futuristic, but in Alfonso Cuarón’s story of lone survival it is filled with flying junk and a disintegrating International Space Station.
Andy Nicholson, production designer, created the sets and found they involved the same level of intense, detailed research and photorealistic recreation as he would apply to creating the backdrop for a “period piece.”
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Her is the Spike Jonze story of love and seductive technology in near future Los Angeles.
But its depiction of LA has created a buzz among people interested in the future of real LA. K.K. Barrett talks about creating the look for idealized city living, but says he still loves his car.
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Grover is a menswear company based out of the Arts District that sells locally made mens basics as a subscription service. DnA interviewed the CEO of Grover to find out more about their designs and unique marketing strategy.
In an effort to highlight the population of Los Angeles workers who earn a ‘poverty’ salary, and to urge Angelenos to support living wage measures, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has paid for a month-long campaign of seven billboards that mimic the sign that reminds drivers of a city’s population when leaving or entering its limits. But the figure on these boards is the number of people living on or below the poverty line.
AIA|LA responds to Gerhard Becker’s one year involuntary manslaughter sentence in the death of an L.A. firefighter.
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Meet Chisara (Chisa) Iwuagwu; by day she teaches in an elementary school. By night and weekend, she greets anti-style seekers in a tiny pop-up storefront in Burbank, where she is sharing her love for ugly sweaters, both vintage and hand-adorned.
What’s a Chief Sustainability Officer you may ask? Guy Horton interviews Matt Petersen, L.A.’s first “sustainability czar.”
Pharrell Williams’s new “24 Hour music video,” for the song Happy portrays a lively and diverse L.A. where people walk and dance in the street and where cars are an afterthought.
DnA DJ Carren Jao moved to the US from the Philippines in her teens. She was traveling when Haiyan hit her native country but, like the millions of Filipinos who live abroad, she maintains close ties to home. Here she reflects on growing up with storms, before this big one.