BY THE RIVER

By the River is a curation of three correlated projects that talk about the LA river and the city, while trying to engage the community. The three of them involved the Los Angeles State Historic Park, one of my favorite places in downtown and deal with the meaning of citizenship.

Endless Orchard, by Austin Young | A sustainable, edible, living artwork — fruit trees planted, cared for, and mapped by the public for everyone to share. 

A Park is by the People, by Rosten Woo | A monument to the civic labor that willed the Los Angeles State Historic Park into being.

Bending the River, Lauren Bon | The process of diverting water from the LA River through a wetland and cleaning facility and into Metabolic Studio, to be distributed through subterranean irrigation to Los Angeles State Historic Park once water met regulatory requirements for cleanliness.

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