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Little Tokyo Design Week // 2011
Los Angeles, California, United States

© Taiyo Watanabe

Little Tokyo Design Week
// 2011
Project Title: Little Tokyo Design Week
Collaborators: Daiwa House Group USC
Location: Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, United States
Deegan Day Design Inc. Brandon Shigeta
Chiyoda 3331 Renee Daalder
Use: Event
Giant Robot We Are Matik
Status: Completed
Sci-Arc UCLA Suprastudio
Website: Little Tokyo Design Week 2011
Kahoku Shimpo Art Center

Sharif Studio Calvin Abe

Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City (LTDW) celebrated the power and energy of cutting edge design and technology now emerging from Japan and its intersection with current trends materializing in Los Angeles. Design’s ability to move us towards a more sustainable and creative urban lifestyle was a central theme of this four-day festival which attracted an estimated 30.000 attendees.

Little Tokyo Design Week engaged local and international designers, artists, architects, filmmakers, and students from the Southern California region to explore possible scenarios for a “New Urban Lifestyle” with installations and events spanning the geographic breadth of Little Tokyo.

LTDW presented a series of programs that integrated Little Tokyo’s Big Three cultural institutions (the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, and the MOCA Geffen), with community partners, retailers, and restaurants.

Throughout the festival, various events and symposia featuring progressive talent in the fields of design, technology, and the environment were sited throughout Little Tokyo and contributed to LTDW’s exciting schedule.