Tactical Media Plaza

2014 Winning Proposal
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On March 30, 2014 the Leimert Phone Company and our USC IML 404: Tactical Media class showcased their current projects as part of a “Pop-Up Plaza” at the Leimert Art Walk.

The ”Pop-UP Plaza” event was part of a larger process of applying to LADOT’s People St program to build a permanent pedestrian-only plaza in Leimert Park. With the help of LADOT, Ben Caldwell’s Kaos Network, and the local BID, the street was blocked off for the weekend and became a public forum for live performances, art workshops, and youth play spaces. The event was a great success, garnishing community support and feedback for the actual design of the space. In addition to public mapping tables, our class gained feedback on their designs that repurpose payphones, bus benches, public displays, newspaper boxes, and community gardens.

Check out the press coverage so far:
Curbed LA,
Intersections South LA,
LA Weekly