5 Design Things to Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.

Drip mural by RISK, on the north wall of the Wind Tunnel at 950 South Raymond Ave in Pasadena.

1) Public Art: OUTSIDEIN/TEN FEET and LA River Fandango

Buildings at ArtCenter College of Design and the LA River are venues for two public art initiatives kicking off this week.

OUTSIDEIN:  The Ascendance of Street Art in Visual Culture

Influential figures from the worlds of design, fashion, and illustration join established street artists —  Olivia Bevilacqua, David Flores, CHASECryptik, Jeanne DetallanteJames Jean, Geoff McFetridge, Jeff Soto, RISK, Robbie Conal, Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey — to create original outdoor artworks for Art Center’s “OUTSIDEIN: The Ascendance of Street Art in Visual Culture,” an “expansive indoor and outdoor exhibition that focuses on the insurgent quality of graffiti-based mural painting and its cross-cultural references resulting in the establishment of a new porous mainstream in design, fashion and advertising.”

When: Public opening, October 8, 2015, 6:00 – 10:00pm at the Williamson Gallery; exhibition runs October 9, 2015 — January 10, 2016

Where: ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena – three locations: Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, 1700 Lida Street; Hutto-Patterson Exhibition Hall, 870 South Raymond Avenue; Wind Tunnel exterior wall and rooftop elevator cube, 950 South Raymond Avenue

Tickets: Free and open to the public

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TEN FEET: Art Meets The River and LA River Fandango

Ten Feet, the inaugural initiative of the LA River Public Art Project, is a one-day public art installation at five sites along the LA River Bike Path in the Frogtown neighborhood of Los Angeles.  The temporary exhibit will feature “responses to the City’s 10-foot river setback guidelines” by artists Ripley Whiteside, Eric Huebsch, Diana Markessinis, Earth Activation Group & LA River Choir and Elysian Valley Arts Collective.

River enthusiasts can party into the evening by attending FOLAR’s LA River Fandango, a ticketed event honoring Lewis MacAdams at which you can see exhibits including Mia Lehrer’s model of the Piggyback Yard, Lauren Bon’s Metabolic Studios model of the 60’ Water Wheel to be installed in the LA River, and a model of architect Michael Maltzen’s soon-to-be built 6th Street Viaduct.

When:  Saturday, October 10, 12:00 — 5:00pm

Where:  LA River bike path between Clearwater St. and Glover Place in Frogtown

Tickets: Free and open to the public; get updates here.

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Skid Row

2) Skid Row Los Angeles 

Dutch photographer Désirée van Hoek spent several years photographing the people and places of Skid Row Los Angeles, with the goal of revealing, she says, their “humanity” instead of the “filth and destitution” seen by some. Her exhibition and book of images of homeless people “expressing themselves in outfits assembled from castoffs, and in makeshift homes with things they hold dear” will be on display at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood through October 25. The book, designed by Mevis & Van Deursen, has an introduction by Gale Holland, the homelessness and poverty reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

When: Opening, October 8, 6.00 pm;  The exhibition will run until October 25, 2015, Thurs 1pm to 8pm; Fri, Sat, Sun 1pm — 6pm

Where: WUHO gallery, 6518 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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3) New Urbanism Film Festival/Rideshare Week L.A.

A week of initiatives by LA Metro and and a film festival both push for a pedestrian-based lifestyle.

New Urbanism Film Festival

The New Urbanism Film Festival was created, write the founders, “to move the conversation about urban planning out of the text book and beyond the council chambers and into the movie theater.” Films and public events explore such topics as the social impacts of the East LA Interchange, the role of street art and public art and the experience of riding the bus in LA.

When: October 8-11, check schedule for screening times

Where: ACME Theater, 135 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets: Prices vary; click here for information

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Rideshare Week L.A.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is sponsoring events to encourage LA County residents to “carpool, ride bikes, take public transit, walk, and vanpool to their destination.” Enticements include group bike rides to Ambulante, prizes for commuters who register their rideshare trip, and the Karaoke Rickshaw, a “bicycle-powered machine that will tour through various LA neighborhoods amplifying street sounds, interviews, and multi-lingual pop hits.”

When: October 4-10, all day

Where: Citywide in L.A. Click here for more information

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4) Global Glamor at the PDC

“Global Glamor” Fall Market, a “daylong event is open to designers and design enthusiasts alike who can expect more than 75 new line introductions, open houses, receptions and showroom programs addressing topics from color and retro style to business tactics and craftsmanship.” Speakers including Elliott Barnes, Patrick Frey, Martha Kirszenbaum, Ashley Hicks, Jane Hallworth, Nicolas Libert, Emmanuel Renoird, Hutton Wilkinson and Vicente Wolf will talk with Departures’ Dan Rubinstein and The Hollywood Reporter’s Degen Pener

When: Thursday, Oct 8th from 9am – 6pm

Where: Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

Tickets: Open to the public.

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5) Join DnA at these two conferences . . . more POWERFUL together. . . Territorial Repercussions

On Friday, designing women (and men) will discuss equity in architecture, and on Saturday experts will gather to discuss the infrastructure of food delivery in Los Angeles.

 . . . more POWERFUL together. . .

Hundreds of women, and a few men, turned out last February for Powerful, a conference hosted by AIA/LA that explored the “Missing 32 Percent” and why women equal men in numbers at design school and then fall away once they leave the profession. Now they are taking up the topic again, with more men involved in both the panels and the audience. DnA’s Frances Anderton will join Panelite co-founder Emmanuelle Bourlier, Jim Garland of Fluidity Design and Ashley Hand of LADOT for a discussion helmed by Kishani DeSilva about using architecture education as a springboard for alternative careers.

When: Friday, October 9, 2015 (8am – 5pm) Where: Southern California Institute of Architecture, 960 E. 3rd Street – Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tickets: $95 for AIA members; $135 for non-members

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Territorial Repercussions: Feeding our Cities

“Territorial Repercussions: Feeding our Cities” is a two-city, one-day conference run in conjunction with the EXPO Milano 2015 “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life.” Created by architecture professors Michael Pinto and Ilaria Mazzoleni, the conference will explore “the local interconnectedness between food and the city and how food and city as a unit could address the shift in locally available health food/care. Frances Anderton will join Pinto, Mazzaleni, Bruna Mori and Andy Fisher to wrap up a day of expert-led panels.

When: October 10, 2015 – 9am-5pm

Where:  NAC Architecture,  837 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor,  Los Angeles

Tickets: $50 member; click here to order tickets

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How to Submit an Event for 5 Things

5 Things is published Monday of the week the listed events take place. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, send your information to dna@kcrw.org, to arrive no later than the preceding Friday. It is essential to include the following information: description of event, date, time, location, ticket price and where/how to get tickets (if applicable), a medium res (or higher) image illustrating or relevant to the event, and web links for more information.