Some LA City councilmembers want to ban campaign contributions from developers whose projects are before City Hall. Is this a necessary step in cleaning up the dirty politics of land-use, or “misdirection” from the real problem: a dysfunctional planning process that ill serves a city in need of smart, optimistic thinking about how to grow for the future?
Enjoy a puppeteer’s take on “hot urban issues”; see cars painted by Keith Haring, and furniture designed by Rick Owens; join a tribute to director Bette Jane Cohen at a screening of The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner; and hear Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, Jane Fonda and others discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, more holiday markets.
This week we’ve got events from bold, avant-garde rule-breaking women to classic holiday shows and shopping. Performance art, stimulating discussion, holiday lights on the water, more performance art and one of a kind art you can bring home for the holidays – to keep or gift. Plus some movies of the year you won’t want to miss.
Lots of opportunities to embrace the season with holiday lights, music and shopping, including the annual studio sale by ceramicist Peter Shire; the upcoming Desert X puts large-scale art in the desert; architect Thom Mayne discusses and signs his new book “M”; and Lewis MacAdams gets a big send-off as he steps down as president of FOLAR.