Photo: Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting controls the lights at Coachella's Yuma tent. (Adam Kaplan/Ask Media Productions)
FROM THIS EPISODE
The impact of the Women's March following President Trump's inauguration in January was amplified by the pink knitted pussyhat handmade and worn by millions of marchers. It's an example of "craftivism" that wound up being acquired by the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum in London for their Rapid Response collecting gallery. Now protesters are preparing for the March for Science to take place on April 22, Earth Day, with the goal of drawing attention to the need for science-based policy making and increased funding of the NIH.
Brain hat with kitty-cat ears
Photo courtesy Kristen McDonnell/StudioKnit
Some participants are trying to popularize yarn hats tailored to science, such as a crocheted hat that resembles a brain. But not all organizers agree that marchers for science need a unifying symbol. DnA talks to the organizer of LA's March for Science, a curator at the V&A Museum and pussyhat co-creator Jayna Zweiman.
Victoria & Albert Museum marks International Women's Day with acquisition of a pussyhat
Anti-Trump protests are boosting art supply sales
'Pussyhat' acquired for Rapid Response Collection
The New Yorker: The Victoria and Albert gains a pussyhat
Music fans at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival can take respite from the heat and the crowds in the Yuma tent, an air-conditioned EDM club in the middle of the desert. If you follow electronic dance music, you'll know that part of the total experience is the lighting.
Steve Lieberman, founder of SJ Lighting
DnA producer Avishay Artsy met Steve Lieberman, the man behind the lights at the Yuma tent and many of the country's leading EDM festivals and nightclubs.
The designer lighting up electronic music festivals
Meet Steve Lieberman, the production lighting expert behind Coachella, EDC and Ultra Music Festival
Steve Lieberman: the man behind the lights at EDC Vegas
Dance into the light: A profile on Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting
More From Design and Architecture
Can a linkage fee solve LA's housing woes? It's now up to the full, LA City Council to decide whether or not to add an additional fee on developers looking to build in the city. It's being called a “linkage fee” and the hope is that it will bring in as much as $90 million a year to help build more affordable housing. A council committee signed off on the idea this week.
Guns and Hollywood, Institute of Mentalphysics You might think Hollywood and the NRA are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. But recent mass shootings have brought renewed focus to the glamorization of guns in the movies. And a music festival in Joshua Tree this weekend takes place in a setting known for its spiritual qualities as well as its architecture. We hear about the Institute of Mentalphysics.
Another step back for road diet plan Traffic in Southern California keeps getting worse. Elected officials have commissioned new light rail lines, additional bike paths, and have even added more freeway lanes. There’s also another concept they’re playing with: road diets. One community is fighting back.
Public safety, YIMBY activist, Academy Museum Can designers of public space and event planners avert mass shootings, like the one that occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas? Pro-housing YIMBY activist Sonja Trauss runs for political office in San Francisco. And the long-planned Academy Museum comes into focus, with a Renzo Piano-designed sphere.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
5 design things to do this week This week, you can support shelters for homeless cats; get inspired to (re)decorate; see an epic Persian story brought to life; check out street art on furniture; and explore LA’s lost cemeteries. Read More
Beverly Willis, plucky advocate for women architects, to be honored in Monterey The architect Beverly Willis, at 89, is about to receive a lifetime achievement award from the American Institute of Architects, California Council. Her confidence and resilience comes from an adventure-filled life that included time spent in an orphanage; crash-landing a plane at 15; and running her own firm at a time when the profession was almost exclusively male. Read More