In June, we hosted an event that was a culmination of two years of programming and support from the National Endowment for the Arts. We were honored to see so many great submissions for our Making LA Together program, and at this event, guests voted for the four ideas they thought could make the greatest impact on Los Angeles. Over the next few months, we’ll be showcasing the winners in the forms of workshops, installations, and launches as these designers, artists, and urbanists bring their proposals to life. Join us on Wednesday, December 13, for the second of these initiatives with our Community winner Lauren Halsey.

The event will be held at Rios Clementi Hale‘s new studio in Leimert Park, just off the Expo Line. Get to know Lauren and her work through blueprints and physical mock ups of her hieroglyphics, and learn more about the planned installation which is designed to serve as a placemaker for the community in Crenshaw.

Halsey’ Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project is a public art installation drawing on the vernacular culture of Los Angeles neighborhoods to create surreal architectural sculptures. This project is an extension of artist Lauren Halsey’s existing practice, where she constructs ephemeral environments to counter oppressive architecture and spatial metaphors that reinforce familiar narratives of inferiority and stereotypes. Her  work creates transcendent social space for the future of marginalized communities.