LA photographer Cathy Opie has made a short film about an arsonist who loves mid-century-modern LA houses so much, he’s driven to destroy them.
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.
This week, you can reflect on the lessons of the 1992 civil unrest; see how leading architects create new life through a marriage of preservation and modernization; celebrate the work of portrait photographer Todd Eberle; support the fashion designers of the future at Otis’ annual fundraiser and runway show; hear from African American architect Zena Howard about her experience working on one of the most iconic projects of the decade.
Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury lived in the same house in Cheviot Hills for 50 years. A couple years ago architect Thom Mayne, and wife Blythe Alison-Mayne, bulldozed it to build a new home. They promised a “very, very modest” house that would honor Bradbury in its design. Now that home is almost complete. Did they deliver?
This week, you can: celebrate sister cities and their iconic music halls; support SCI-Arc’s vision while honoring visionary designers; get a ringside seat at a great American battle over development; consider architecture in the larger urban context of infrastructure, ecology, and civic engagement; and shop till you drop for mid-century modern or folk art, depending on your taste.
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.