5 design things to do this week

Celebrate the People Street initiative, check out mural art in Historic Filipinotown, take in a play about gentrification in LA, see sculptures inspired by flowers and scent, and watch a documentary about the Boyle Heights freeway interchange. Here are 5 design things to do this week.

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Simon Doonan decodes political spectacle

The Democratic and Republican conventions differ in substance, but they create a similar spectacle. In studying the clothing and staging of the 2016 conventions and the candidates, humorist and fashion observer Simon Doonan says we must ask, “what are these people doing in order to manage our perceptions about them? They are carefully orchestrating their appearance.”

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