\\Thesis prep design pin-up 1
Reality is radical; rad. This is reality after disaster; r.a.d.
Earthquakes. Floods. Landslides. Poverty. Crime. Riots...All reality, all radical and presumably, all found in Los Angeles; The City of Angles. Los Angeles has an explosive and radical history. This puts LA in a unique position of being highly susceptible to a “worst case scenario” urban condition. This threat was highlighted during the riots of the early 90’s. Additionally, projected threats of sea-level rise, global warming, overpopulation all present themselves here. This thesis does not seek to solve a problem or even answer a question but rather ask the question: what the hell are we going to do?
First mapping of LA + design sketch. Liquefaction; fault; income; neighborhoods; LA river.
Mapping of Long Beach port; aerial photo of containers.