The L.A. River: Past, Present, Future

The L.A. River: Past, Present, Future

The L.A. River: Past, Present, Future
Saturday, April 5, 2014
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A conference funded by the Mellon Elemental Arts Grant

Pomona College, Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theater,
170 East 6th Street, Claremont, CA 91711

Morning Session (9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

  • Lewis MacAdams, poet and founder of Friends of the L.A. River, "Bringing the River to the People: 27 Years of Poetry and Politics along the Mighty Los Angeles River"
  • Professor William Deverell, History Department, USC, and Director of the USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West, "The Problem and Promise of the Los Angeles River"

Afternoon Session (1:30 – 5 p.m.):

  • Mia Lehrer, landscape architect and consultant to the L.A. River Revitalization Master Plan, "Harnessing the Momentum of the Los Angeles River through Design"
  • Lauren Bon, artist, director of the metabolic studio, "Bending the River Back into the City"


Round Table Discussion among speakers and audience at end of day

Open and Free to the Public

Contact Information: ggorse@pomona.edu, (909) 607 - 3914