Re-Imagine the Arts District Workshop with James Rojas
James Rojas is partnering with the Hub LA to facilitate an interactive workshop to re-imagine LA’s Arts District by asking participants: How would you create your ideal Arts District? There are no right or wrong answers, no discussions, pictures or lectures, just participants’ honest, gut, responses. You can can preserve people, places or things.
This exercise will tap into the participant’s memory of place by having them self-reflect. Participants will be given twenty-minutes, construction paper and thousands of small colorful, vibrant, tactile, objects to chose from to build their solution. These objects trigger their connections to the built environment. By seeking out and touching these objects participants begin to merge this micro experience with objects with their macro experience of how they move through and experience urban space. Once time is up the participants have one minute to explain their idea to the group. Rojas will then synthesis their one-minute narrative into an urban planning framework.
This event is the first of many B-Civic Hub-branded events designed to encourage a sense of community & open-mindedness in low-stress settings while raising awareness and conversation around civic issues.
Wine & Appetizers: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Arts District/Little Tokyo Tour: 7:00 - 7:45 PM
PlaceIT! Workshop: 7:45 - 9:00 PM
This event is free and open to the community. Kindly RSVP here.
PLACE IT! is a design-based urban planning initiative developed by urban planner James Rojas that uses model-building workshops and on-site interactive models to help engage the public in the planning and design process. Participants are able to translate conceptual planning ideas into physical forms, and learn about the value of planning and design in shaping how we live.