New Talks Round-Up

The list of exciting talks keeps growing covering everything from beer cans to new classics. Read on for a round-up of the latest additions and be sure to RSVP.

Head over to ROW DTLA to check out Design, etc. - four days of design confabs with leading thinkers and practitioners from the worlds of architecture, interior design, industrial, graphic design, technology, landscape architecture, and other non-traditional design disciplines. All talks are free and open to the public but advance RSVPs are recommended.


Andy Lantz x Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Rios Clementi Hale Studios kicks off the LA Design Festival’s talk series with “No Right to Make This” on Thursday, June 20. Creative Director Andy Lantz will explore the work of the studio through its transdisciplinary nature, which has led to method of problem solving with a myriad of objects — specialty coffee cups, collaboration tables, immersive environments, and sometimes even buildings — as the solution. RSVP here.



Brooks Atwood moved to LA a few years ago and has been pushing the design agenda at OFFICEUNTITLED, the studio formerly known as R&A Design since then. Come for the first session of the day on Saturday, June 22 to learn how this young, energetic architecture and design firm comes up with fresh ideas across multiple scales and typologies, including commercial, hospitality, residential, and mixed-use.  Rumor has it there might be a dance off. RSVP here.


Hem Talks About the Classics of Tomorrow

Hem made their West Coast debut last year at the LA Design Festival in a collaboration with Poketo. Now, they have their very own spot in the Arts District. Don’t miss Head of Design Svenja Diekmann talking about how this innovative brand stays ahead of the curve always thinking forward to the new classics of tomorrow. RSVP here.


Pabst Blue Ribbon x Juxtapoz

We all have memories of sneaking into our friend’s dad’s rec room to pilfer the mini-fridge and steal a few cans of Pabst, right? RIGHT? Well, this is not your friend’s dad’s beer anymore. Don’t miss this chat with Juxtapoz magazine talking about the iconic beer brand’s recent initiative to elevate their cans through art. RSVP here.


Design LA x Studio BBA

You might have already seen the lovely story in the latest issue of Design LA, out this week, that features Studio BBA, the architect behind the much-adored Manufactory. Don’t miss this conversation, which was just added to the calendar. This talk comes with pastries from Tartine, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance here.


Tappan Collective x LCD

Satsuki spoke last year on a panel with Jessica Comingore about work life balance. This year, she returns for a special art-focused conversation. LCD hosts a conversation with Lani Trock, Satsuki Shibuya, and Andrea Pemberton with LCD’s Megan Laber talking about the female identity in art today. RSVP here.

Much More Ado about ADUs

You might have seen that LA Design Festival is hosting the first-ever ADU Home Tour. If you want to know more about ADUs, you’ve got several options. Stop by ROW DTLA to check out the Oasys on Market Row, a pop-up showroom and resource center that will stay at ROW DTLA through the summer. Don’t miss any of the three ADU conversations: Small Spaces Big Ideas , New Vision for LA and ADU Shop Talk.


Reinvent the Future of Los Angeles with Grimshaw Architects

To shape the City of Tomorrow, we not only have to assess the City of Today, but the players who are creating it. Join Grimshaw Architects leads a conversation on alternative visions in mobility and transport that could ultimately reinvent the future of life in Los Angeles, with panelists from HyperloopTT, Trifiletti Consulting, Metro’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation, and the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. RSVP here.

Haily Zaki