The spring semester was a topic studio centered on the Los Angeles River and the city's plans to revitalize it as not only a public space, but also as a method to improve the city of Los Angeles. Our studio's title was "Mind the Gap".
We started with a studio intensive research phase and then proposed projects in teams of two. I worked alongside Emily Tong. *Note: The work displayed will be heavily weighted towards the things I worked on or made.
In the first phase, the studio compiled data and collected information that already exists of the L.A. River. We then drew our own maps and created our own data graphs to display information more relevant to our studio. We focused mainly on neighborhoods where the L.A. River crosses or touches.
In the second phase, using the information gathered, we proposed a project that would both revitalize the river and the city of Los Angeles. My partner and I's project title was GrowL.A.
We used the river as a resource and location to solve L.A.'s most prominent issues like food deserts and housing shortages.
The following are our pages in the collective studio book.