Artist Ken Ehrlich and Erin Schneider (born and raised in Venice) will lead a participatory walk through the diverse ecosystems of Venice. Rather than a historic tour of modern architecture, we will visit sites of artistic transformation, cultural significance and mythic projection.
Including artist studios and architectural meeting places, beat cafes, and a concrete lagoon, we will use mapping, group activities and alternative narratives to highlight transformation in an evolving city.
This event is part of a four-part series Walking places: Four Walks in Los Angeles , a series of playful, absurd, critical and activity-based walks in different parts of the city that will examine the architectural landscape up close and reveal Los Angeles as a space of ghosts, projections, limits and possibilities.
Please be prepared to walk for approx. two hours. Think footwear, hats, sunscreen, water, and whatever else you’ll need to wander for a good bit.
6/9 // 1pm – A walk in Venice with Erin Schnieder
keywords: Participatory mapping, cultural sites, audio interludes
6/16 // 1:30pm – A walk in Lakewood with D.J. Waldie
keywords: Single family homes, placemaking, reconsidering the suburban landscape
6/23 – A walk in East L.A. with Sesshu Foster
6/30 // 1pm – A walk in in the shadows of Chavez Ravine with Maryam Hosseinzadeh
keywords: contested geographies, public memory, urban parks and infrastructure
This event is part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture.