A downtown luxury apartment building will host an “artist-in-residence” for six months to beautify the property and build community. With artists getting priced out of once-affordable neighborhoods, are they the victims or perpetrators of gentrification?
This week you can: party at a new art-inspired DTLA apartment building; immerse yourself in over 700,000 square feet of modern design; experience contemporary artists activating iconic architecture from the 1930’s; shop for Japanese animation merchandise; and mix music with architecture at the Rose Bowl.
Celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born 150 years ago last week, and the anniversary has been recognized with events and exhibitions. His style of “organic architecture” can be seen in his Los Angeles houses, including the Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park. Why does this architect still tower in the public imagination?
Check out how Latin American artists interpret the meaning of home; explore the blurry area between influence and plagiarism; see landscape architects take on a Schindler-designed house; catch two talks on environmental justice and textile art; and explore the Music Center after hours.
Hear about the crazy spending of the Asian elite with novelist Kevin Kwan; consider how artistic expression of history informs our present; learn about an eminent domain showdown in the Hollywood Hills; celebrate design in downtown LA, wabi wabi in Culver City; and discuss zoning policy over a round of mini-golf. And then there’s Pride Week.