Habeas Lounge at DTLA Art Walk
Discussing Bicycles, Bicyclists and Public Transportation in Los Angeles Closing Party for HABEAS LOUNGE, Nov. 12
Published on LatinoLA: November 11, 2009
A don't miss discussion on bicycles and public transportation in Los Angeles during the final night of HABEAS LOUNGE: A PLURALISTIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES INVESTIGATION. This event is the last in a series of DTLA explorations building a framework for ideas and exchanges about our shared city, conceived by artist Linda Pollack. It's on November 12.
Ride your bicycle to the DTLA Art Walk, then come up to the HABEAS LOUNGE for refreshments, live DJ, and - of course- a perspective group/discussion that brings together advocates and all interested parties to talk about how to get to, from and around DTLA successfully without using a car.
We want to hear first hand how transportation plays a role in your life downtown. Pricey parking lots, scarce street parking, the threat of being towed...bicycle, metro and bus are the zippy, alternative ways to get around DTLA!
Advocates will be on hand to share their experiences and visions for transportation in LA, as well as challenges, from proposed master bike plans to everyday commuting.
Participants in the discussion include Guy Bagley (bicycle messenger/DTLA), Nathan Baird (MTA), Josef Bray-Ali (Flying Pigeon), Clifford Johnson (Asymptotia), Alex Kenefick (LA County Bicycle Coalition), Esperanza Martinez (Bus Riders Union), Ilaria Mazzoleni (SCI-ARC), cooks from the Bicycle Kitchen, CicLAvia project members (Bobby Gadda, Sandra Hamlat, Adonia Lugo, Aaron Paley, Stephen Villavosa), and YOU!
Take the Metro Red Line from the Pershing Square station to 7th + Metro or ride up 7th Street from the Art Walk to dialogue, discuss, debate, or learn ways to connect to the carless city.
A bicycle valet service will be provided by the LA County Bicycle Coalition. Show your support for 7+FIG's decision to allow the bike valet by riding your bike so you can use the valet.
During the event, check out the HABEAS LOUNGE, designed by Ilaria Mazzoleni: a cardboard sofa built from bike boxes by architect Nina Marie Barbuto, projections of classic / contemporary DTLA films selected by Linda Pollack and Maryam Hosseinzadeh, maps and bottled specimens from workshops by Katie Bachler, urban placemaking by James Jones, film footage of LA shot from a helicopter and a Pontiac G6 by Italian artists/architects ERGOT, an oversized Metro map, and more.
We hope to see you there!
ART WALK SCHEDULE
5.00 - DTLA Resident DJ Emilio
5.45 - You Have HABEAS
About HABEAS LOUNGE, Its Design and Mission
6.00 - Re-Designing How LA Moves
including a feasibility study for a pilot bike sharing program in Wilshire Center, produced by the Critical Mass class at SCI-Arc (Prof. Ilaria Mazzoleni) and CICLO a bike sharing plan proposal for USC
6.30 - Pedaling The Path
Open Discussion on Current Bike and Public Transportation Experiences/Issues/Challenges in LA With Advocates and Alternative Users
7.30 - Tracing Our Path
Discussion-Based Mapping Exercise On The Gallery Wall
8.00 - HABEAS LOUNGE Artists Talk About Their Work and The City
8.30 - DJ Emilio Dance Party
For more information, visit: http://www.habeaslounge.org/
PERSPECTIVE GROUPS are part of "A Pluralistic Downtown Los Angeles Investigation", a series of explorations through maps and encounters, which will build a framework for the ideas and exchanges about our shared city.
Events are free and open to the public.
The HABEAS LOUNGE is in 7+FIG at Ernst and Young Plaza, located adjacent to the 7th + METRO Red Line stop. Validated parking in 7+ FIG parking structure, entrance on 7th and 8th Streets, west of Figueroa.