Los Angeles-based photographer Lane Barden captures the entire length of the L.A. River, the Alameda Corridor railroad trench, and Wilshire Boulevard inLinear City. The fifty-foot-long aerial image operates as evidence of an alternate urbanism. His photographic fieldwork records the dynamic qualities of the city’s infrastructure as it cuts through the urban fabric.
Speculative and computational designer Benedikt Groß (Stuttgart, Germany) in collaboration with cartographer/geographer Joseph K. Lee (San Francisco Bay Area) deploy geo-mapping techniques in The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools to remotely document the synthetic oasis of backyard swimming pools. Their work utilizes databases and digitally generated images from secondhand sources. By bringing a crowdsourced publicness to the domestic sphere, the self-proclaimed “army of two” tests the emerging role of non-domain research to display Angelino’s perverse resistance to native ecologies.