The evolution of environmental ideas in the city: the activist work of three Los Angeles artists

@article{Schmutz2016TheEO,
  title={The evolution of environmental ideas in the city: the activist work of three Los Angeles artists},
  author={H. Schmutz},
  journal={Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={229}
}
  • H. Schmutz
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal
The paper explores the activities of three Los Angeles artists and activists, Lewis MacAdams, Lauren Bon and Jennifer Price, who suggest a shift from the paradigm of a distinction between civilisation and nature in US culture, to a more holistic form. The object that materialises this hybrid state in their work is the Los Angeles River. They aim at bringing it back into the city's self-image as a socionatural object. What are the political implications of the artistic reinvention of nature in… Expand