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The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles with Rosten Woo
LAPD and artist Rosten Woo will collaborate on the exhibition, The Back 9, a playable miniature golf course addressing current and historic zoning issues, from the origins of the SRO housing model that underpins Skid Row, to the potential endangering of the area’s affordable housing through the city’s new re:code LA initiative. To inform the exhibition’s content and design, Woo will lead free workshops with the public and LAPD company members—artists who work and live on Skid Row—and company members will also create a major theatrical performance using the golf course as their stage. The project is set to open in early 2017 at LAPD’s Skid Row History Museum & Archive.