Would Works member builds interactive exhibit about zoning policy in Skid Row
Would Works team member RH Lee helped local artist Rosten Woo build an educational and playable mini-golf course at The Skid Row History Museum & Archive opening to the public tomorrow, June 10, and running through October 28, 2017.
The installation, titled The Back 9, explores issues of housing, zoning and public policy affecting the Skid Row neighborhood. The project was commissioned by, and is in collaboration with the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) who will be using the course as a set for political community theater performances this coming week.
LAPD is the first performance group in the nation made up principally of homeless people, and the first arts program of any kind for homeless people in Los Angeles. Would Works owes a lot to pioneering Skid Row community-based organizations like LAPD and we hope to collaborate with them on theatre set building in the future!
Skid Row Coffee (@skidrowcoffee)--another great social enterprise based in Skid Row--will be serving coffee drinks and Arnold Palmers at the opening tomorrow. Come check out their drinks and job training programs!
At The Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012
Exhibition June 10 – October 28, 2017
Opening: Saturday, June 10 at 2-5pm
Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 2-5pm
Designed by Rosten Woo in collaboration with LAPD
Performances June 8, 9, 10 & 16 @ 8pm & June 17, 2017 @ 3pm matinee
Directed by John Malpede in collaboration with LAPD
Images courtesy: The Back 9