September 28, 2018
Los Angeles, CA


ArtChangeUS National Conversation@
Finding A Line
Ford Theatres

Friday, September 28, 2018

Transforming Space: Evolving from the Ground Up

Skateboarders have a place-based culture deeply rooted in freedom and crossing boundaries. In their kinetic quest, they both appropriate space and establish it, re-defining informal and formal public spheres. As places transform, what lessons can be learned about the sharing of and struggle for space? Given the rapid gentrification of Los Angeles and other locations, what role does the cultural sector play in envisioning an inclusive future? And, given the shift to a new American plurality, what are the policies and practices that need to be re-imagined?

Join Director of Stronghold Society Skateparks, James Murphy; Associate Director of Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Tamica Washington-Miller; skate pioneer Jaime Reyes; and skateboarder Bobby Pourier for a roundtable discussion with respondents Roberta Uno, Director, ArtChangeUS and visual artist/activist Harry Gamboa Jr.

Moderated by Ben Johnson, Director of Performing Arts, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Bobby Pourier and others skate before the conversation at Ford Theatres.