MAY 2010

TEACHING URBAN ACTIVISM



In order to create awareness of the ever shrinking public space in the urban realm, Mark Mack has created a new Urban Activism course at UCLA for the spring quarter. Provacatively named Let the Sh*t Hit the Fan , the course challenges the students to mine the urban landscape for opportunities to engage people in utilizing the often concealed spaces of the public realm. From creating new parks, covering parking lots, animating bus stops, to engaging pedestrians to more actively utilize crosswalks. Initial interventions can be seen on the LA Street Blog and also on YouTube



05/24/2010