Public Art Attack! Art Actions to Fight the Battles that need Frighting
with Jenny Price
Sunday, October 29, 2:00 PM
Digital Media Lab, Room 115
Join Jenny Price from the LA Urban Rangers art collective for the workshop “Public Art Attack: Art Actions to Fight the Battles that Need Fighting,” a crash course on how to design public art actions to engage any social, environmental, or political problem that might be currently keeping you up at night. They’re fun! They’re experiential! They’re efficacious!
Price is a noted public scholar, writer, and artist who focuses on US environmental topics, including urban nature, environmentalism, and popular culture. Author of Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A. and Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America, she’s also written for GOOD, Sunset, Believer, Audubon, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. A co-founder of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers art collective, she has collaborated on various projects, including Public Access 101: Malibu Public Beaches and Downtown L.A. Trail System. With the Rangers, she was a resident artist for the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and exhibited in International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Performing Public Space at La Casa de Tunel in Tijuana, and the traveling We Are Here Maps Archive.Price earned in AB in biology from Princeton University in 1985 and her Ph.D in history from Yale University in 1998. She has taught at UCLA, USC, Antioch University-Los Angeles, Washington University at St. Louis, and Princeton University. A 2005 Guggenheim fellow and two-time NEH fellow, she has also held fellowships at Princeton, Stanford, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment ant Society at LMU-Munich.
She is currently co-creating Play the L.A. River as a co-founder of the public arts and humanities collective, Project 51, and is finishing her next book, Stop Saving the Planet! Other Tips for 21st-Century Environmentalists.