Design

The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown.

from Design and Architecture

Instagram has recently been filled with black and white photos of women, all with captions that read “challenge accepted.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Commonwealth and Council announces a free artist-led summer school this August. Murmurs gallery hosts the first of a yearly exhibition benefiting Black Lives Matter.

Art Insider: Gallery to host artist-run summer school via Zoom

Commonwealth and Council announces a free artist-led summer school this August. Murmurs gallery hosts the first of a yearly exhibition benefiting Black Lives Matter.

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West Hollywood called for artistic digital billboard designs that would generate revenue for the city and improve buildings and public space.

Digital billboards might come to the Sunset Strip. West Hollywood hopes they’ll bring in big bucks

West Hollywood called for artistic digital billboard designs that would generate revenue for the city and improve buildings and public space.

from Greater LA

XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear.

XPRIZE’s $1 million face mask contest, and the link between urban design and immunity

XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear.

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Williams was the architect of hundreds of buildings that shaped LA, including the LA County Courthouse. He worked with Pereira & Luckman on the Theme Building at LAX airport.

From LAX to Frank Sinatra's house, Paul R. Williams' architecture defined mid-century California

Williams was the architect of hundreds of buildings that shaped LA, including the LA County Courthouse. He worked with Pereira & Luckman on the Theme Building at LAX airport.

from Greater LA

Developed neighborhoods and cities, as innocuous or well-intentioned as they may seem, have contributed to the plight of African Americans and people of color.

Designing cities without Black consent upholds white supremacy, says urban planner

Developed neighborhoods and cities, as innocuous or well-intentioned as they may seem, have contributed to the plight of African Americans and people of color.

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While Los Angeles does not feature statues of slave traders or Confederate generals, there are less obvious monuments to structural racism. Just turn to freeways.

LA freeways: The infrastructure of racism

While Los Angeles does not feature statues of slave traders or Confederate generals, there are less obvious monuments to structural racism. Just turn to freeways.

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Statues of slave traders and Confederate leaders are being toppled or defaced during protests following the killing of George Floyd.

For an art conservator, it's hard to say goodbye to Confederate statues

Statues of slave traders and Confederate leaders are being toppled or defaced during protests following the killing of George Floyd.

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Redlining, restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and building freeways through  communities of color are all ways Los Angeles was shaped by structural racism.

How structural racism shaped LA, and what developers can do about it

Redlining, restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and building freeways through  communities of color are all ways Los Angeles was shaped by structural racism.

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Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

Google and Twitter tell staff to keep working from home. What will happen to creative offices?

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

from Design and Architecture

Workplace design has shifted over the years to more open concepts that foster collaboration and interaction between workers, though the executive suite and coveted corner office still…

Coronavirus puts open plan offices in the crosshairs

Workplace design has shifted over the years to more open concepts that foster collaboration and interaction between workers, though the executive suite and coveted corner office still…

from Greater LA

The face of America is changing — literally now that many people must wear masks outside their homes.

Masks are becoming fashion. What do they say about self-expression?

The face of America is changing — literally now that many people must wear masks outside their homes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

Making face masks helps Angelenos find stability, meaning amid COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

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LA officials have launched a program called “   Slow Streets   ,” which temporarily shuts down some residential streets to cars and opens them up to people exercising.

LA ‘Slow Streets’ program opens roads to walkers, runners, cyclists

LA officials have launched a program called “ Slow Streets ,” which temporarily shuts down some residential streets to cars and opens them up to people exercising.

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Sheltering at home offers an unexpected opportunity for nightly news watchers.

Watching cable news to see inside newsmakers’ homes

Sheltering at home offers an unexpected opportunity for nightly news watchers.

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“When we get back in action, everything will be survival clothing — cheap. You know, one size fits practically all.

Fashion icon Betsey Johnson on being pretty, punk, nothing in the middle

“When we get back in action, everything will be survival clothing — cheap. You know, one size fits practically all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talks about his plan to incentivize telecommuting after stay-at-home orders are lifted and other ideas for a greener, cleaner LA.

Can LA be greener, cleaner, slower following COVID-19?

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talks about his plan to incentivize telecommuting after stay-at-home orders are lifted and other ideas for a greener, cleaner LA.

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The idea of denser development near transit hubs is popular with city planners. It could increase the amount of affordable housing and decrease car commuting.

More open space, roof gardens, balconies: Rethinking urban design during COVID-19

The idea of denser development near transit hubs is popular with city planners. It could increase the amount of affordable housing and decrease car commuting.

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An apartment building in Hollywood called Treehouse was designed for co-living and face-to-face interactions between residents.

Physically apart but supporting each other: Life inside a co-living apartment during COVID-19

An apartment building in Hollywood called Treehouse was designed for co-living and face-to-face interactions between residents.

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