5 design things to do this week

This week: attend a talk on women in public practice, discuss how the built environment might coexist with LA’s natural habitat, hear from Dutch designer Petra Blaisse, explore art at Santa Monica Airport, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of a CalArts conceptual art project.

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West LA’s eruv, the hidden wall built and maintained by Orthodox Jews

Orthodox Jewish communities are not allowed to carry belongings on Shabbat, unless it’s within their own home. They’ve found a way around this law by creating a “wall,” often a barely perceptible thread, around their neighborhood, known as an eruv. In West LA, a team of rabbis patrols the borders of the eruv every week to inspect and repair it.

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5 design things to do this week

Hear from PAO’s James Shen about China’s first architecture social enterprise; get an abstract perspective on West Coast landscape at CAAM; attend a design and architecture film festival; shop some modern objects d’art at swanky NoMad; and go to a new zine bazaar.

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