little tokyo design week 2011: july 14-17

Good people of Los Angeles, if you do not fear the coming Carmageddon, then you are invited to Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City, a four-day festival celebrating the power and energy of cutting edge design and technology now emerging from Japan and its intersection with current trends materializing in L.A.

It's happening July 14-17, with an exciting program of workshops, symposiums, screenings and parties at various venues around Little Tokyo -- all free and open to the public. Here's a sampling of Saturday's jam-packed schedule:
Saturday, 7/16 LTDW: Future City Schedule:

3:30 - 5:00 pm - Ultra Exposure Gallery Opening
Ultra Exposure will explore the continued relevance of the 1970 Osaka Expo for thinking about the future city and the potential of design and technology to instigate positive change. Wine receptions begins at 3:30pm.

(Japanese American National Museum - JANM)

5:00 - 6:30 pm - Ultra Exposure Symposium
With Guest Speakers Rene Daalder, Hiroki Azuma, Elizabeth Diller, Machiko Kusahara, Nicholas de Monchaux Moderated by Sylvia Lavin

(Tateuchi Democracy Forum)

RSVP to info@ltdesignweek.com

8:00 - 10:00 pm - Pecha Kucha Night

20 images X 20 seconds - featuring 48 leading contemporary voices with “Future City” as the thematic focus

(JACCC Plaza)

10:00 - 11:30 pm - Official LTDW After Party with music by DJ Anthony Valadez of KCRW 89.9 FM

music - dancing - sake tasting - food trucks - cosplay contest - fashion - fun!

(JACCC Plaza)
Art, music, design, wine... cosplay. Sounds like it's going to be a pretty awesome event. For more information, including the full schedule of events, participants, venues and other helpful details, go to the Little Tokyo Design Week website here.

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