The Los Angeles River

ARCH 698b: MLA Advanced Design Research

Instructor: Alexander Robinson

This course is focused on two primary aspects of the Los Angeles River: (1) its powerful current role as a form and place of cultural consciousness and the subsequent activities, byproducts, and mechanisms of such, including alternate and endemic ecologies and cultural practices and (2) how the river’s re-design can best proceed in such a context while also meeting an extensive set of multi-functional goals, all within a complex and dynamic terrain of political, ecological, technical and community factors.