They say there’s a symbiotic relationship between a city and its people: a city generates a certain breed among its people, whereas it’s the people that construct the city–literally and culturally. Los Angeles is no different. LA has consistently pushed boundaries and toed the line between conventional and irregular, beauty and innovation, aesthetically appeal versus practicality, and all hybrids in between. This idea of duality especially manifests itself in the city’s creative industry and is seen in the ways in which we as a city face creative challenges.

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This Friday, the West Hollywood Design District further explores these ideas and more with DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made — its second annual design forum aimed toward inspiring and encouraging integral design in all dimensions of art – from fashion to interior design and architecture.

Curated by KCRW Design and Architecture (DnA) host, Frances Anderton, the forum is geared toward LA’s growing creative and design industry with seminars discussing the convergence of intelligence and the beauty of good design. Spread across various showrooms in the West Hollywood Design District, the programs will feature speakers along the likes of design journalist Mallery Roberts Morgan, curator Mat Gleason, fashion designer Jonathan Skow, a.k.a Mr Turk, and a slew of additional design industry experts making DIEM an essential destination for visual and design junkies.

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Exploring topics like Instagram in art photography, the touchy ideas behind copying, and the rise of warehouse galleries, the one-day event is set up so that like-minded individuals can interact with one another in the hopes of generating a deliberate cross-pollination between all principles of art — providing an environment suitable for LA’s penchant for growth and innovation.

Because that’s what LA does — LA mingles, LA collaborates, and most of all, LA creates. Register for the event and check the full seminar line-up here.