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CRITICAL INQUIRY + REPRESENTATION: Interrogating Appearances, Building Professional Identities, Crafting Campaigns /// Urban Futures Lab Module 4 asked Fellows to come with questions. Not just any questions, but better, more informed questions. In order to develop the skills of asking tough questions and excavate the roots of...

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Fellows hosted their seventh Urban Futures Lab Supper Club with special guests DMA, President of Planet DMA, and McCrae A. Parker, Technology and Social Equity Strategist at McP & Associates Consulting. This dinner was a culmination of Module 4,...

The arts are indispensable to civic and public life. Our government's budget should reflect it. --- ADVOCACY IN TWO PARTS 1) Call your representative 2) Send a postcard (scroll down for printable versions) Find your reps' contact info: >>Various Elected Officials >>U. S. Senators >>House of Representatives --- CALL YOUR REP – RESOURCES Talking points for...

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the Fellows hosted their sixth Urban Futures Lab Supper Club with special guests Jon Christensen, Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and David Sloane, Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. This dinner was a...

By: Christopher Barahona --- NVTIVE/ NON NVTIVE is a photo essay telling the narrative of water and its relationship to Los Angeles, understanding that water is central to the establishment of LA as a city. The essay also has undertones of personal reflection on what it means...

By: Shirley Ramirez --- With each module, Fellows dig into readings, exercises, site visits, and conversations around a theme. Module 3's theme = Los Angeles: The City in Context + History. For Module 3, each Fellow was asked to use photography to create a visual essay about...

During January, Urban Futures Lab Fellows left the friendly confines of the office and project sites to tour three different neighborhoods in Los Angeles, learning about each's hidden history from local experts. Fellows headed to Chinatown, Downtown, and Union Station with Taylor Fitz-Gibbon of UCLA REMAP on a tour called "Planned Forgetting."...