Volume represents a unique partnership between a local design studio and young artists from Leimert Park. PERSISTENT: Evolving Architecture in a Changing World presents new models for thinking about building in a sustainable and environmentally evolutionary way. A new collection from PATIO envisions the home in a state akin to a computer's Dark Mode, imagining space in a liminal but luminous way. There's also a pop-up panoramic environmental immersion installation. And strangest of all, Sweden's infamous Disgusting Food Museum posits questions of nature versus nurture when it comes to epicurean revulsion and eccentric delicacies. We're talking fruit bat soup, Jell-O salad, fermented fish and roasted bull penis. Fortunately for attendees of the opening reception, DOAP Kitchen's catering will not be based on these dishes.
The downtown Arts District staple A+D Museum (that's architecture plus design) opens four new exhibitions this week, a far-ranging assembly of disciplines that touches on intersecting issues of food, culture, art, technology and living space all viewed through the lens of contemporary design practices.