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Erin Walline: Engineering Change in the Tech Industry

Posted January 12, 2016 by | 1 Comment
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The relative lack of women in senior management and engineering positions in the tech industry is widely discussed (one survey has found that only 5.8 percent of programmers in Silicon Valley identify as female).
This imbalance was in evidence at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where few women could be spotted among the almost 200,000 attendees.
One who breaks the stereotype is Erin …

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5 Design Things to do this Week

Posted January 11, 2016 by | 0 Comments
The Ten Point Program is reconsidered in “Static, Luggage Tag Two, Orator Standard and Akkurat”

Foreclosure, Hard Bop, It’s the Pits, music to say goodbye to New Objectivity and Star-gazing; here’s your week in design events from DnA.

Architecture, Design, LA Grows UP, Public Space, Recent Shows »

Then There Were Four. What’s Next For Pershing Square Design Competition?

Posted January 4, 2016 by | Comments Off
Yellow Structure in Pershing Square, photo Avishay Artsy

Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is a step closer to getting a makeover – with four semi-finalists now selected.

But what happens next? Will the winning idea become a reality? And will any design scheme be able to combat the biggest obstacle to Pershing Square’s success: the parking structure below?

Architecture, Art, L.A. Designer »

She Runs a City, One Hour at a Time

Posted January 4, 2016 by | Comments Off
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Chris Burden’s gigantic kinetic sculpture Metropolis II attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to LACMA each year. It attracts media attention. It also attracts dust. That’s where art conservator Alison Walker comes in. Gideon Brower reports.

Architecture, Art, Exhibitions, Five Design Things, Water »

5 Design Things to do This Week

Posted January 4, 2016 by | Comments Off
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A Charlie Kaufman retrospective, a show of songs and films by two bicyclists named Ben, a look-back at a historic dam building disaster, Laurie Lipton’s techno-Rococo in pencil, and Happy Birthday Marion! at the Annenberg Beach House — that’s all this week in design events.

Architecture, Art, Calendar, Five Design Things »

5 Design Things to do Before 2016 Kicks In

Posted December 23, 2015 by | Comments Off
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How often do you think, as an exhibition ends it run, oh, darn, I wish I’d seen that show?

We are here to help you avoid that feeling of regret, with this list of must-see shows, before they close in early January.

Also, where to party in style on New Year’s Eve, and chill out on New Year’s Day.

Art, Exhibitions, People »

Seeing Blue: John Griswold Curates “A Revolution of the Palette”

Posted December 23, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Blue is the world’s most popular color. But there was a time when it was expensive and hard to create for artists wishing to capture it in painting — until the discovery of synthetic blue.

That story and its effect on oil painting is the subject of “A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists,” an exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, curated by John Griswold.

Five Design Things, Holiday »

5 Design Things to do This Week

Posted December 21, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Watch candy cane makers at work, skate under sun-kissed skies, walk under artful holiday lights and invest in local design talent. That’s all this week in design and architecture.

Architecture, Art, Exhibitions »

The State of the Art of Architecture, According to Sarah Herda

Posted December 16, 2015 by | Comments Off
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If you are in the Chicago area for the holidays, go check out the Chicago Architectural Biennial, the first of its kind for the city that loves its buildings.
Sponsored by BP, warmly promoted by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, CAB was curated by Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima and offers a look at nothing less than the “state of the art of architecture” at this point in the 21st century …

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Post-Paris, Can Los Angeles Become Water Self-Sufficient?

Posted December 15, 2015 by | Comments Off
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“The historic climate agreement adopted on Saturday in Paris breaks new ground. I got chills watching the room erupt in applause, hugs, and tears, as it was finalized . . . when I stood in Paris at City Hall with Mayor Garcetti and 445 other mayors on December 4 — a better, greener, future felt possible.”
That was LA Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, responding to the accord reached …

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