Sunday, January 5, 2014
Jan. 5 - Preparing for my first day as the Writer in Residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House. For the next ten weeks I'll be cogitating on placemaking, community and art, so I biked to Mulholland Fountain for inspiration. One hundred years since the California Aquaduct opened, the fountain has its third remodel. It is a place, but one few people use, even though it is a beautiful site on a sunny Sunday, an open slope next to a dense housing complex in Los Feliz with new public art and landscaping. How do we attract a community to a place?