Los Angeles used to be famed for its mobility. Now it is choked by immobility. LA CoMotion’s public festival in DTLA promises to show you transit and streetscape alternatives to a life shaped by the private car.
This week, you can admire modernist buildings in the film “Columbus”; explore the ruins of a socialist utopia at Llano del Rio; get inspired by Marc Chagall’s theatrical costumes and set decorations; browse the work of over 100 zinesters; and tour the servants’ quarters of the Gamble House.
This week, you can: celebrate David Hockney at the Getty Center; experience an ambitious multi-media art collaborative; consider global warming and its impact on global conflict; rediscover a 1960’s Abstract Expressionist; geek out at a mammoth computer graphics conference and see a flower arrangement that honors an iconic vase.
This week you can: discuss virtual reality in architecture and design; tour iconic ’70s and ’80s business park architecture in Orange County; smell (and see and hear about) Ancient Rome at the Getty Villa; drool over sugar sculptures; and join a cross-cultural, community dance experience in DTLA Grand Park.
This week: discuss the role of architects and developers in building supportive and affordable housing; admire the modernist architecture of Escher GuneWardena; explore dream schemes for real Detroit sites by a dozen American design firms; watch Jane Jacobs battle New York’s ‘master builder’ Robert Moses in a new documentary; and learn to weld, woodwork, forge, and fuse glass at Makelympics Weekend.