Fabian Wagmister

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Fabian Wagmister’s work focuses on participatory creative technology projects that promote civic engagement and community empowerment. He collaborates with diverse communities to generate reflexive media systems emphasizing cultural and locative specificity. In this context technology and culture converge into a performative social practice of collective creativity interweaving investigation and expression in public space. Fabian is… Read more »

SUPERORGANISM / Tom Villa

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is a design/build studio specializing in structures, furniture and lighting to create organized, fluid spaces. Often incorporating design components that are mobile or reconfigurable SUPERORGANISM focuses on delineating and optimizing functional areas to allow for more flexible, open space. Tom Villa started SUPERORGANISM in downtown Los Angeles in 2009 to focus on spatial and object… Read more »

LA History

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This mother and daughter team use social media to draw attention to the amazing online resources and offline events focused on Los Angeles history. In 2010, The Awl named @LAhistory as one of the top 20 Twitter feeds to follow nationwide. Now with over 20,000 followers on Twitter and 2200 on Instagram, the pair continue… Read more »

Allen Compton

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Allen Compton is principal of . He has a wide range of experience in both public and private sector design and project management. He has designed projects for the Los Angeles Unified School District, County of Los Angeles, Pepperdine University, City of Brea, Los Angeles Council District 14, Trust for Public Land, Sony Studios, and… Read more »

Helene Schpak

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Helene Schpak has been involved with the subject of public mobility since being appointed by then-Councilmember Garcetti to the Glassell Park-Cypress Park Community Design Overlay Advisory Committee in 2001. She led an eight-mile educational hike along the proposed rail alignments for California High Speed Rail proposal that weighed the impacts on communities, pedestrians, urban environment and… Read more »

Michael Pinto

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Michael Pinto is an architect, educator, and community activist. In practice Michael is a principal at where he has developed a practice that is at once conditionally driven and socially charged. Michael is the founder of Project Food LA[/url}, a creative practice centered on the social and political implications of food production. For 10 years,… Read more »

Julie Eizenberg

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Julie Eizenberg, AIA, brings design vision and leadership to ‘s wide range of projects. Julie is an astute observer and institutional iconoclast leading investigations that reshape the way we think about the architecture of everyday life. Under her and partner Hank Koning’s lead, the firm has earned more than 120 awards for their projects, including 25… Read more »

Krystal Chang Projects

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Botanical arrangements for Making LA are provided by , a multi-disciplinary studio practice that designs flowers, landscapes, and structures. Krystal Chang Projects draws on indoor/outdoor living, the Mediterranean climate, native plant communities, and things found and foraged. Instagram:

The Unique Space

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Housed in a historic old factory at 1275 6th Street, offers a fresh, inspiring co-work space, private offices, and is LA’s hottest new event rental space. With roots firmly planted in community, The Unique Space is home to innovation, creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Twitter: Instagram:

Los Angeles Walks

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is a pedestrian advocacy group that makes walking safe, accessible and fun for all Angelenos. As a volunteer-supported organization dedicated to promoting walking and pedestrian infrastructure in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Walks educates Angelenos and local policymakers concerning the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities, and fosters the development of safe and vibrant… Read more »