Field Trips 2009: Backstage L.A.


From Sacramento to the White House, talk of infrastructure has come to dominate the discussions of public spending on cities. This summer the LA Forum initiates a series of field trips focusing on the framework of our built environment – one that we inhabit everyday but tend to think of as background rather than a foreground for participation. BACKSTAGE LA examines different forms of infrastructure and their critical relationships to the global community of this evolving city.

Join us as we delve behind the scenes of contemporary economic, social, political, and ultimately urban infrastructural issues.


ACT 1:  Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant

ACT 2:  Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

ACT 3:  Port of Long Beach