Art meets mass transit: Destination Crenshaw

Proposed makeover of the iconic Crenshaw Wall, including art restoration, wall stabilization, and the installation of aparklet, including signage, shade structures, and landscaping. Photo rendering courtesy of Perkins + Will

A rail line connecting LAX to the rest of the metro system goes right through Crenshaw at the street level, and it’s supposed to debut in a year. South LA is building a massive outdoor art project -- called Destination Crenshaw to welcome travelers. It celebrates African American culture, but could speed up gentrification.

Credits

Guests:
Naima Keith - deputy director and chief curator at the California African American Museum, Frances Anderton - Host, 'DnA: Design & Architecture' - @FrancesAnderton

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer