How CicLAvia Engaged Angelenos in the Space and Place of L.A. | KCET
How CicLAvia Engaged Angelenos in the Space and Place of L.A.
CicLAvia's sixth installment, billed as "To the Sea," brought out hundreds of thousands of Angelenos to ride or walk on a temporarily closed 15-mile route from City Hall to Venice Beach. For a five-hour stretch the city, known for its privileging of the autopia ecology, opened the streets to bicycles, pedestrians, skateboarders, and performances and celebrated Los Angeles in unique ways that allowed Angelenos to experience the geographic diversity of the city.
As much as CicLAvia has become known for the monumental effort it takes to close down the streets and invite bicycles and others for public use, the story of CicLAvia nevertheless remains to be about how participants are personally engaged by the event.
For this installment of "Engaging Spaces," I decided to jump on my bicycle and mount a GoPro Hero video camera to my helmet and interview fellow participants on "How CicLAvia personally engaged them in the space and place of Los Angeles."
Astrophysicist Andrea Ghez, user experience designer Evan Sullivan, and choreographer Kyle Abraham talked about everything from what it means to be creative to how we can overcome creative fears.
Places like Taylor Yard give us a window to explore ways to balance the city's critical needs for green space, livable space and climate change strategies.
A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with actor Susan Kelechi Watson and production designer Jade Healy.
After the screening, KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond conversed with director Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (City of Gold), and writer Anthony McCarten.
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