Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Community Design at SciArc - Hybrid Fields lecture

Tuesday, November 24th at 5:30pm
Patricia Watts of ecoartspace will present a lecture on the exhibition Hybrid Fields which she curated for the Sonoma County Museum in 2006 including 18 artists who address how food is grown, distributed and consumed in their art practice. The lecture is in conjunction with the "Watts Cooking: Imagining an Accessible Food Infrastructure" course in the Community Design Program at SciArc taught by Michael Pinto, Program Coordinator.

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Kappe Library
960 E. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Parking at 320 E Merrick Street

This program creates opportunities to engage with various local communities by spearheading a number of tactical, action-based projects enabling students to collaborate directly with community agencies and undertake design/build projects. Each project deals with some form of practical and urgent problem solving circumstance and might involve the creation of built structures or functional implements, or the imparting of vital skills to community members or at-risk groups.
Watts Cooking investigates urban food infrastructures and is generating proposals for a 2.5 acre urban farm in Watts. This project is funded in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.