Last weekend we installed a temporary interactive sculpture at Metro's Regional Connector 'Halfway There' Celebration in Little Tokyo. The large-scale installation had spaces for people to add their thoughts and ideas, as we asked them what they most wanted to see at the Little Tokyo / Arts District Metro station. We heard about local restaurants, local markets, affordable and senior housing, and lots of trees and green space! We designed and fabricated the activity as part of Metro's Joint Development program. A shout out to our project partner Studio One Eleven and our friends at LA Metro - thanks for the collaboration! We will be using the findings as we develop the vision for the site.
Lots of fun last weekend at One Arroyo Day in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl! Here LA made these 'rainbow stackers' to facilitate a 3 dimensional dialogue with the community about their memories, hopes, and dreams for the Arroyo Seco. We gathered stories about the Arroyo and watched over the day as the structure took shape.
This past week, Here LA installed a temporary art piece that illustrated a year's worth of feedback from community workshops in the City of Glendale, as part of the City's Pedestrian Plan. Since 2016, the design and planning team has been speaking with people who live, work, and play in Glendale about what it's like to walk in the City. Each triangle in the community mural represents one person's answer to the question, "What would make you walk more in Glendale?"
Each color is a specific response. You can see frequency and patterns of response and read the community sentiment through color. Blue tones indicated safety-related responses - people who said they'd walk more if they felt safer walking, or if vehicles would slow down, for example. Pink indicates an accessibility-related reason (more space on the sidewalks or more destinations within walking distance) and green/yellow tones indicate aesthetics and comfort issues (better lighting, more shade, more people out walking, or better sidewalk condition).
The temporary mural will be up for a little while in its current home in the plaza in front of the Museum of Neon Art on Brand in Glendale and then will be roving around to various sites around the City.
Here LA is currently working on the One Arroyo project with the City of Pasadena. This effort aims to identify and prioritize projects that will enhance and preserve the Arroyo Seco for current and future generations.
This week, Here LA is working with the Arroyo Advisory Group (AAG) to launch the One Arroyo Survey. Here LA will be supporting the AAG as they reach out to Arroyo Seco stakeholders, users, and community members.