Your week in design events from DnA.
1. International Children’s Film Festival… and Found Footage Festival
International Children’s Film Festival
This is the last weekend to catch REDCAT’s annual International Children’s Festival! Now in its 9th year, the festival introduces youngsters to breathtaking animation from international artists and filmmakers.
When: Saturday May 10 and Sunday May 10
Tickets: $5 per screening; Click here for tickets.
Found Footage Festival
If you seek more down-home filmic art, mosey on down to the New Beverly Cinema for the Found Footage Festival, a celebration of videography unearthed at garage sales, warehouses and dumpsters. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
When: Thursday May 8 at 9:00 PM
Where: New Beverly Cinema;7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
Tickets: $13; Click here for tickets.
2. La Cienega Design Quarter: Legends; Downtown Goes Austere
La Cienega Design Quarter: Legends
Design galleries and stores on La Cienega Boulevard at Melrose Avenue form a district called La Cienega Design Quarter, which joins forces for its sixth consecutive year to present Legends, a 3-day celebration of design bringing together editors of leading shelter magazines — among them AD’s Mayer Rus and 1st Dibs’ Anthony Barzilay Freund — with tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, decor, art and fashion for panels, parties, and book signings; as well as custom-designed window displays, based this year on the theme ‘Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design,’ including a design by Diane von Furstenberg’s design for The Rug Company. Read more about it in Mallery Roberts Morgan story in 1st Dibs.
When: Wednesday May 7 – Friday, May 9
Where: Stores and showrooms in the La Cienega Design District, at Melrose Avenue
Tickets: Click here for tickets
Downtown Goes Austere
Is this a showroom? Is it a gallery or a pop-up event space? Its founder, Fredrik Carlström, calls it a “magazine.” Whatever it is, Austere is the large, loft-like ground and mezzanine floors of a former commercial building at 9th and Hill recast as a showcase for past and present Scandinavian design objects. Main attraction for adults and children alike: a see-through swing with lights.
When: Store opens to the public at 11AM, Friday, May 9
Where: 912 South Hill Street, Downtown Los Angeles
3. Venice and Silver Lake Architecture Tours
Venice Architecture Tour
The art and architecture community of Venice has supported the Venice Family Clinic with its annual Art Walk for many years. Now enjoy tours and walks spread over several weeks and locales. On May 10 you can take a self-guided tour and see the new faces of architecture in Venice.
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014; 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Where: Various locations in Venice, CA.
Tickets: $125. Click here for tickets.
De LaB Home Tour: Architects at Home
Ever wondered what the homes of your favorite architects looked like? Join De LaB for the rare chance to take a look at the dwellings of four prominent L.A. architects.
When: Saturday May 10, 2014 12:00-4:00PM
Where: Silver Lake– addresses and maps will be provided by email
Tickets: $45; Click here for tickets.
4. Imaginary 20th Century
“According to legend, in 1901, a woman named Carrie selects four men to seduce her, each with a version of the coming century. Inevitably, the future always spills off course. We navigate through the suitors’ worlds, follow Carrie on her travels, and discover what she and her lovers forgot to notice. In 1917, Carrie’s uncle sets up a massive archive of her life. . . In 2004, this archive was unearthed in Los Angeles.” That how curators and historians Norman Klein and Margo Bistis hook you into their multi-layered, multi-media tale of seduction and espionage that they will present Thursday at the Goethe Institute. If you loved Norman Klein on this DnA or his perspective on LA history in his History of Forgetting, you will want to see what he and Margo Bistis do with their mix of images, film and e-book.
When: Thursday, May 8th 2014, @ 7:00 pm
Where: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tickets: Free Admission, RSVP mandatory, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is graduate showtime for many design students in Los Angeles; next week Otis College of Art and Design unveils the results of years of hard work by students of fashion, toy design, graphics, illustration, environmental design and other disciplines. See more on design education here.
When: Saturday May 10, 10:00 am–9:00 pm; Sunday May 11, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Where: Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045
Tickets: Free and open to the public
And don’t forget to listen to our most recent DnA, “Harald Belker Talks Automated Cars, Marlyn Musicant on Union Station at 75; Avishay Artsy on a Feminist Architect,” and to read about last week’s featured designer Linus Bike.
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