5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.

Mariachi Plaza. Image by Paul Kimo McGregor via Flickr(The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

1. SurveyLA City Latino Context Kick Off Meeting

Last week The Getty and the City of Los Angeles announced a partnership in the form of a website called HistoricPlacesLA that serves as an online database to “inventory, map and help protect the City of Los Angeles’ significant historic resources.” The goal is to crowdsource a directory of buildings that are significant both architecturally and culturally. This Tuesday, you have a chance to help recommend significant locations for Latino history in Los Angeles.

When: Tuesday March 3, 2015 7:00-8:30 PM

Where: Boyle Heights City Hall; 2130 E. 1st St. Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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2. Eric Owen Moss + Frank Gehry: You Can’t Rehearse Something You Haven’t Invented Yet

For a rare opportunity to hear from two of the greats in Los Angeles architecture head to SCI-Arc Wednesday evening, and hear from Frank Gehry and Director of SCI-Arc Eric Owen Moss (who will be leaving his position later this year), talking together for the school’s 5th annual Raimund Abraham Lecture (given in honor of the Viennese architect who who was teaching at SCI-Arc at the time of his death in 2010). If you can’t make it to the arts district on Wednesday night, you can watch the livestream here.

When: Wednesday March 4 at 7:00 PM

Where: W.M. Keck Lecture Hall at SCI-Arc

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834, exhibited 1835, J. M. W. Turner, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: The John Howard McFadden Collection, 1928

3. J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free 

For those of you interested in the artist who inspired the brilliant visuals in Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, there’s an exhibit at The Getty dedicated to the work of the romantic British artist. The exhibit features 35 oil paintings and 27 watercolors completed in the early to mid-19th century, in the later years of the painter’s life.

If you plan on checking this out on Sunday, the Getty Center will also be hosting a discussion taking place on the future of film with Tacita Dean, Christopher Nolan and Kerry Brougher. According to their website, all the tickets are reserved, but you might want to check to see if there are seats left.

When: February 24-May 24, 2015

Where: Getty Center; 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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4. Sir Peter Cook Lecture – ‘Nose-to-Nose’

Sir Peter Cook, the London-based co-founder of Archigram, noted educator, and longtime fan of Los Angeles, will head to Woodbury University’s gallery located on Hollywood Boulevard (WUHO) this Tuesday to talk about his latest work with Crab Studio. He will be accompanied by his wife, the architect Yael Reisner.

While at WUHO, be sure to check out Hélène Binet: Fragments of Light, an exhibition of stunning images by the Swiss photographer who just received Woodbury’s Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.

When: Tuesday March 3, 2015 6:30 PM

Where: WUHO (Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery); 6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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5. Urban Adaptations for Rising Sea Levels/Aloft: Photographing at 100 MPH

Urban Adaptations for Rising Sea Levels

How are architects and designers addressing the issue of rising seas? This is explored in Sink Or Swim, an exhibition at the Annenberg Space For Photography, curated by DnA’s Frances Anderton; and this Tuesday evening the Hammer Museum will take up the topic with speakers Kristina Hill, UC Berkley Professor of Landscape Architecture; coastal geomorphologist Jeremy Lowe, and civil engineer Peter Wijsman.

Then on Thursday evening aerial photographer Mark Holtzman, whose images of an eroding coastline are in the Sink or Swim exhibition, will discuss the challenges of photography in an aircraft at over 100 mph. See details below.

When: March 3, 2015 7:30 PM

Where: Hammer Museum; 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public

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Iris Nights with Mark Holtzman, Aloft: Photographing at 100 MPH

When: Thursday March 5, 2015 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: Skylight Studios; 10050 Constellation Boulevard Los Angeles

Tickets: Free, but register here. *Even if it is completely booked, chances are you will be able to snag a seat if you show up.

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