Carren Jao
Carren Jao

Carren is an art, architecture and design writer and an avid explorer of Los Angeles. Her work has been spotted on Core77, Dwell, Surface Asia, and Fast Co.Design. You can find her online and on Twitter

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The Bowtie Parcel's Narrative Landscape
The Bowtie Parcel's Narrative Landscape
Accessible by mobile phone, designer Rosten Woo's audio tour informs visitors to the Bowtie Parcel about its history and surrounding landscape.
Billy Kheel: A Soft Touch on the L.A. River
Billy Kheel: A Soft Touch on the L.A. River
Felt artist Billy Kheel has created a portal into the L.A. River bottom by recasting wildlife and detritus in felt, fabric paint and string.
The People's United Nations: A World In a City
The People's United Nations: A World In a City
Artist Pedro Reyes' "People's United Nations" gathered 190 delegates from 140 countries within a room for one weekend.
Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - WATER: Our Thirsty World
Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - WATER: Our Thirsty World
The Artbound special episode, "Annenberg Space for Photography - WATER: Our Thirsty World" debuted Tuesday, April 21.
Con/Safos: Rafa Esparza's Outdoor Art Space
Con/Safos: Rafa Esparza's Outdoor Art Space
Con/Safos, an adobe structure built by artist Rafa Esparza and his family along the L.A. River, is a place to contemplate the intersections of art and life in Los Angeles.
The Return of Broadway
The Return of Broadway
Bringing Back Broadway is a ten-year plan to revive and rehabilitate Broadway Street, the historic Theatre District in Downtown Los Angeles.
Apocalypse for Now: War of the Worlds
Apocalypse for Now: War of the Worlds
Metabolic Studio's IOU theatre illuminates the relationship between the Owens Valley and Los Angeles through performances by Inyo County residents.
Roundhouse Shines: Conversations on the River
Roundhouse Shines: Conversations on the River
Olga Koumoundouros' site-specific work "Roundhouse Shines" explores the politics of land use along the L.A. River.
From the River: Michael Kolster's Handmade Photographs
From the River: Michael Kolster's Handmade Photographs
Guided by Play the L.A. River's playing cards, Michael Kolster captures segments of the L.A. River through an intensive photographic technique from the 1800s.
Experimental Dance by the Los Angeles River
Experimental Dance by the Los Angeles River
Every corner of the Ed Reyes Greenway along the Los Angeles River will come alive with movement from experimental dance Sunday, October 26.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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