Little Tokyo Design Week coming next week

Little Tokyo Design Week is a free public event running from July 14-17, 2011 in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district. The event celebrates the power and energy of cutting edge design and technology currently emerging from Japan.

Explore the Little Tokyo Design Week (LTDW): Future City, this coming July 14-17th in Little Tokyo Los Angeles, and see amazing museum exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, and the Japanese American National Museum. Experience a dynamic glimpse into the Osaka Exposition of 1970 at Ultra Expo (JANM). Venture into the assortment of container galleries throughout the public plazas filled with art, design, robots and more. Glimpse into the future of design with the student exhibitions created by students from UCLA, SCI-Arc, Art Center College of Design and USC. See exhibits from sponsors Daiwa House, Toto and Toyota to learn about what technology and design has in store for us in the near future.

Highlighted events include the Directors’ Symposium, The Metropolis of Me: New Narratives of Urban Interface Symposium, LTDW Bar Crawl, Neighborhood Design Workshop, Your Body is a City Symposium, Outdoor Film Screening of Tonari No Totoro, Ultra Exposure, PechaKucha Night and the LTDW Official After Party.

Little Tokyo Design Week is currently seeking sponsorship for the July 2011 festival. This event offers sponsors and individuals a unique opportunity for brand exposure and positioning, including, but not limited to, PR, logo placement in online and print materials, and live event integration.

Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City will present a series of programs that integrate Little Tokyo’s Big Three cultural institutions Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, community partners, retailers, and restaurants and will engage local and international designers, artists, architects, filmmakers, corporations, and students from the Southern California region to explore possible scenarios for a “New Urban Lifestyle.” Produced in collaboration with Community Arts Resources (CARS).

More info and complete event listing can be found at ltdesignweek.com.

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