5 design things to do this week

Karen Bruckner, KCRW Design and Architecture, December 12, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II in Conversation with Jane Fonda, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Bruce Kapson at Depart Foundation

Depart Foundation describes itself as “an emerging arts organization predicated on the Discussion, Exhibition, and Production of Art.”
This Thursday it takes on one of the most emotive issues of recent weeks: the fate of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, Jane Fonda, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Bruce Kapson will discuss the pipeline, against a backdrop of Copper Photogravure prints of The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis (part of The Depart Foundation’s exhibition Rediscovering Genius: The Works of Edward S. Curtis, curated by Bruce Kapson.)

The Foundation says that “although separated by 118 years, the Native American issues of concern to Edward S. Curtis and those of the protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock remain the same.  It is unclear how enduring the announcement by the Army Corp of Engineers ‘to look for alternative routes’ will be once President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January.” Tickets are available in limited number but the conversation will be live-streamed via Facebook Live, at Facebook.com/Depart.Foundation.


When: Thursday, December 15, 2016; begins promptly at 2:45 pm. Talk will last one hour with Q&A.

Where: Depart Foundation, 9105 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Valet Parking.


Tickets: Free; respond with interest to standingrock@departfoundation.org (capacity is limited and seats will be held on a first come first served basis); find information here.