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Arts and Entertainment

A+D Museum Rethinks LA's Future

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- by Adrienne Dorsey/Special to LAist

What will Los Angeles look like in 50 years? The Architecture + Design Museum’s latest exhibit Rethink/LApresents this question with a series of 20 photographs of present-day LA juxtaposed with 20 collages of a future LA. From Dodger Stadium to the LA River, the sprawling city’s landscape has been interpreted by forward-thinking volunteers with the goal to inspire a sustainable vision for the post-oil future.

In a series of five short films and audio narratives, city planning notables including LA County Planning Director Richard Bruckner, radio host Frances Anderton, and City Council President Eric Garcetti discuss localized neighborhoods, sprawl, sustainability and transportation. Interactive installations, including the “Wilshire on Wilshire” kinetic civic model and the “Beyond Cars” drawing wall overlaying a typical LA street, offer Angelenos a chance to give their spin on LA’s next 50 years.

The photos above from Rethink/LA's opening reception last Thursday. The exhibition will be up through Sept. 4.