BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:On Saturday\, August 8th\, urban planner\, James Rojas will unv eil one of his interactive city models at Fifth Floor and invites the publi c to play and dream about the future of Chinatown. The economic\, social\, and built environment of Chinatown is rapidly changing and the model will c apture that energy through an interactive public participation process.\n

The 4x8 ft. model of Chinatown includes the Cornfields and portions of the LA River and will highlight the area's topography\, streets\, and blocks. It is designed to inspire the minds of the participants through its grand i nterventions\, vivid use of materials\, colors\, textures and by allowing t he public to touch and imprint their vision on it.

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Fifth Floor will become an impromptu urban planning "store" with shelves lining the wall th at will host an array of small\, colorful buildings. Visitors can take thes e buildings off the shelves and place them on the model located in the midd le of the gallery to create their ideal urban form. The model will constant ly change as the work builds upon the contributions of others.

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This technique\, conceived by Rojas\, facilitates public participation in the u rban planning process by using art as an interactive\, creative medium to h elp people think about their community. The evolving exhibition mimics the dynamic and collective nature of life in Chinatown. These activities reflec t how varied groups of player -strangers\, neighbors\, friends-interact to create a sense of place in Chinatown.

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Additional events\, including opportunities for participants to create their own buildings\, will be pla nned for the model's duration in the gallery and it will be on view during normal gallery hours.

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"Make no little plans\; they have no magic to stir men's blood." -Daniel Burnham

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