Hear from PAO’s James Shen about China’s first architecture social enterprise; get an abstract perspective on West Coast landscape at CAAM; attend a design and architecture film festival; shop some modern objects d’art at swanky NoMad; and go to a new zine bazaar. Read More
More and more people want to live in “tiny houses” — to escape the “debtors prison” of a 30-year mortgage, to live with less stuff or to join communities of fellow tiny house dwellers. Now this house is about to be raffled off at CAFAM. Would you live in it and would you be allowed to? Read More
Artists and designers are resisting the Trump administration with statements from pussyhats and posters to Museum-led activism. But will this rattle a president who does not speak the same visual language — even as he takes a cue from artists in “creating an alternative reality?” Read More
See costumes from 2016’s best films, take a romantic tour of Metro’s station art, hear from one of the most respected jewelry makers in the field, check out rock ‘n’ roll images from the Sunset Strip, and share your thoughts on new park space in Boyle Heights and the Arts District. Read More
Downtown Santa Monica is being transformed into a dense, walkable community of mixed-use buildings attractive to young and old. But citizens living outside the urban core are angered by what they see as over-development and traffic congestion and are fighting to limit downtown’s growth. Read More
A conversation on “queer spaces,” a celebration of automotive design, a tour around Santa Barbara’s luscious gardens, photographs of Brazilian brutalist architecture, and a chance to hear from British designer Tom Dixon. Here are DnA’s hand-picked events for the week. Read More
On a crisp and sunny morning last weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke before a crowd of Boyle Heights residents gathered at a neighborhood park. He told them that after… Read More
Talk to a musician, a record collector, or a fan of East LA music of the 50s and 60s, and before long they’ll bring up Little Julian Herrera. He’s a mysterious and legendary part of East LA’s musical history. He was the first Chicano R&B heartthrob, until one day he just disappeared. Some say he’s still alive out there somewhere, and they’re looking for him.