art papers | la forum
ART PAPERS magazine’s special architecture and design issue, guest edited by Jennifer Bonner and guest designed by April Greiman was released in the Spring of 2017. With a special focus on Los Angeles, the publication features 72 pages of playful and provocative contributions by local writers and designers looking at the current state of architecture and design through the lens of the city’s pools, the culture that surrounds them, and the broader landscape of water and hydrology.
In collaboration with LA Forum, the launch event featured a reading/performance by the 30+ contributors (WGA included) -- all from the basin of the Pink Motel’s empty pool.
“We offer LA as a case study in the designed domestic and urbanenvironments that should give us clues about America at large. The cleansingeffects and the nourishing and communal aspects of the pool may serve uswell in the possibly stifling political climate of 2017.”
— Jennifer Bonner, excerpt from Guest Editor's Letter, ART PAPERS 41.01 (Spring 2017)