For the Summer 2016 issue The LA Forum asked five people to contribute to the newsletter: an artist, an actor, a geographer, an architect, and an urban critic. Guided by board member and issue editor Orhan Ayyuce, we wanted to avoid the usual premeditated and often templated conversations about architecture and urban design.
We conducted an interview with Bob Wisdom, the actor who portrayed officer Bunny in the TV series The Wire, rode shotgun with artist William Leavitt, and chased Crenshaw Boulevard with urban geographer Rob Sullivan. Italian architect and now an L.A. resident Ilaria Mazzoleni tackled the city’s most unsung infrastructure: the sidewalk. While architect and urban critic Victor Jones suggested that we don’t always have to play nice.