A continuation from previous Socially Engaged Art studios that connected ArtCenter College of Design students with developmentally disabled artists as well as underserved artists, this Designmatters studio focused on engaging ArtCenter students through a collaborative large-scale public art project with high schoolers from Ramona Gardens housing development who participate in the after-school programs at the nonprofit Legacy LA facility.
ArtCenter students teamed with the East Los Angeles youth for dialogue, participation, and action as they imagined, designed and created a community event at nearby Alvarez Park. Throughout the hands-on design process, they learned the intricacies of collaboration and proper planning; student teams ideated and executed real-world concepts that resonated with residents and inspired the neighborhood. At the afternoon celebration, student teams showcased various art installations and nature-themed interactions that engaged the local community.
Video Created by Luis Silva
For more information, please visit the Socially Engaged Art: Art in Urban Community Green Spaces project page.
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