UCLA Extension

Events and News, Tuesday 11.3.09

***DWELL Magazine‘s Events page filled us in on an exciting design in Los Angeles. The exhibit is titled: Otto Neurath. Gypsy Urbanism. and is currently running at MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road West Hollywood, California 90069.
The event listing explains further: “At a time when contemporary culture is dominated by mass media and we are all glued to many screens, it is fascinating to contemplate the career of little-known Austrian sociologist, Otto Neurath (1888-1945), a polymath whose intellectual and moral compass – forged in the embers of World War I – led him to predict the dramatic growth of the knowledge economy and to develop tools for a universal pictorial language…” The exhibit will run from November 3 – January 31, 2010.

***Williams-Sonoma, Inc Design Trade Program is hosting Behind-the-Scenes Conversation on Williams-Sonoma Home on Thursday, November 12, 2009 with Edie Cohen (Editor Interior Design Magazine), Michael Griffin (SVP Williams-Sonoma Home Merchandising), Monelle Totah (VP Williams-Sonoma Home), and Kirsty Williams (VP Williams-Sonoma Home).

Learn the inside stories and design inspirations behind the home collections and the brand’s benefits & services for designers! Location: Williams-Sonoma Home 8772 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048. 6pm: champagne reception, discussion will begin a 6:45pm sharp. RSVP by 11/9 by emailing Trade Events@wsgc.com or calling 415-616-8408.

***The Tri-Valley Chapter of IDS is hosting a FREE Student Panel Discussion Thursday, November 17th, from 4;30 – 6:30pm at The Floor Club (8431 Canoga Ave, Suite A, Canoga Park) This panel featuers interior designers from various areas of speciality sharing their thoughts (and secrets!) about the business. The panel includes Carol Biegenzahn (hospitality designer), Jo-Ann Capeliaci (partner in a home design practice), Eileen Gould (a general contractor & design firm owner), Sandy Weinstock (residential, office, and commerical design), as well as a TBA set decorator. Refreshments will be served, and is open to ALL students!

We stronly encourage Arc-ID students to attend! This is a great opportunity to hear about the practical and professional practices of working designers. It is also a great networking opportunity for newer students! You MUST RSVP to attend by contacting Shelly at 805-579-0998 or emailing RyeInteriors@sbcglobal.net

***Interior Design Magazine has a job posting board and there are currently a few jobs listed in the Southern California area. We encourage our talented students to apply! Best of luck.

****FINALLY, we would like to remind our students about the Sustainability Expo “Urban Infill” at USC THIS Saturday, November 7th, as well as the A+D Museum’s Saturday discussion series “Architects Reaching Out” in mid-November.

It’s a busy, event-filled month! ENJOY!

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