Tiny House Pre-Build Party and Building Workshop with Derek Diedricksen at CAFAM: Meet Derek Diedricksen and learn about his innovative design approach as he brings his unique Tiny House Project to LA for the first time at CAFAM. The Launch Party features a book signing and talk with Diedricksen and guest micro-builders Michelle Boyle, Dustin Diedricksen, Andrew Odom, Marty Skrelunas, and Jedediah Voltz. Builder Palo Coleman will demonstrate Shou Sugi Ban, a Japanese technique of protecting wood by charring it with fire and designer Dustin Diedricksen will present a live framing demonstration. Food, cash bar and other surprises to come!
When: February 3, 2017
Where: Craft & Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Night of Ideas – Utopia(s): What is your Utopia? Creative and philosophical minds from around the world converge on Bergamot Station Thursday night for this free seven-hour marathon of talks, live performances, readings, screenings and music around the topic of Utopia(s), past, present and future. Speakers include critics and philosophers, curators and artists, poets and composers — among them Francois Perrin, Norman Klein, Yuval Sharon, Christopher Hawthorne, Laure Murat, Celine Spector, Myriam Mechita, Alain Mabanckou, David Rosenboom and many more! Hosted by the French Institute in Paris, this event will take place in 30 cities simultaneously around the theme “A World in Common”.
When: Thursday, Jan 26, 7 pm – 2 am
Where: Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404

Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival: Come out and celebrate the Year of the Rooster during this
FREE to the public festival event in historic Los Angeles Chinatown, an area easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.
When: 1pm-3pm ONLY (commencing at Hill and Ord Streets and concluding at Broadway and Cesar Chavez).
Where: 118th Golden Dragon Parade:

The Decline in Inter- and Intra-Urban Mobility and Its Impact on Passenger Travel: Presented by Gary Painter Professor of Public Policy, USC Price School of Public Policy Director of Social Policy, USC Price Center for Social Innovation. Understanding the determinants, magnitudes, and characteristics of the decline in inter- and intra-urban mobility is important for urban transportation planning and policy. This research explores factors that could help explain the decline, empirically analyzes effects of the decline on metropolitan travel, and discusses broad implications for future transportation planning and decision-making.
When: Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Where: USC – Lewis Hall (RGL), RGL 100
650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Matt Olson at Sci-ARC: Matt Olson established OOIEE (Office Of Interior Establishing Exterior) on 1/1/16 to work on projects related to contemporary art, design and culture. It is a cross-disciplinary, open practice with interests ranging from furniture and objects, actions and scenarios, landscape architecture related work, teaching, writing, publishing, fashion and more. From 2003 to 2015 he was cofounder and creative director of RO/LU. His work has been shown internationally and resides in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center, as well as many esteemed private collections. He was featured in the book form compendium of the PIN-UP Magazine Interviews and was artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. He’s based in St Paul, MN, where he teaches “Towards A Cross Disciplinary, Open Practice” in the School of Architecture at the U of M. In 2016 OOIEE completed projects at the Aspen Art Museum, Etage Projects in Copenhagen and was a visiting artist and lecturer at Cranbrook.
When: February 01, 2017 at 7:00pm
Where: W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, 960 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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