Kickstarting: An Exhibition Of The Unrealized History Of Los Angeles
From Fast Company
January 16, 2013 - 12:45pm
Never Built will display plans for projects that would have significantly altered the infrastructure of the southern California city--but didn’t. Welcome to bizarro L.A. In a beautiful love letter to Los Angeles a few years back, the always eloquent, ever-awesome Geoff Manaugh (a.k.a. BLDGBLOG) described the city thusly: “L.A. is the apocalypse: it’s you and a bunch of parking lots.” Manaugh sees freedom and liberation in the void, but to its detractors and the uninitiated, Los Angeles is a vapid town without a geographical or metaphorical soul, paved-over and palm tree-d, and tough to parse, even with the requisite car. , an upcoming exhibition at the Architecture and Design Museum , aims to reveal a beating heart of the city through a history that goes far deeper than what meets the modern eye. Curators Sam Lubell, West Coast editor at the Architect’...
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