Mellon Creative Residency: Rock the Boat, with Jenny PriceMellon Creative Residency: Rock the Boat, with Jenny Pricehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/236991KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2013-04-18T19:00:002013-04-18T21:00:00
April 18,2013 7:00PM–9:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Join Mellon Artists in Residence, Jenny Price and Shari Frilot, for a screening and discussion of the 2012 film, ROCK THE BOAT, the story of an absurd mission to navigate the entire length of the LA River.
On July 25th, 2008, a dozen intrepid Angelenos took to their boats and kayaks and embarked on an ambitious mission to navigate the entire length of the LA River. Rock the Boatfollows this controversial kayaking expedition down the cemented-in LA River, and looks at how the transformation of Los Angeles from a “dream city of endless possibility” to the nightmare sprawl it is today arose from our habit of using, managing and re-imagining nature in a single-minded quest for more.
Whether dealing with droughts and water shortage, or fires and floods, one lesson is clear: our urbanization has reached critical mass. How do we transform our city landscapes to actually benefit the environment? How do we manage our natural resources to create viable, sustainable cities in our immediate future?
These are some of the questions the film grapples with, all while looking at LA as both a model of American urban technology and home to a new environmental awareness.
For more information, contact Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies Coordinator, Tom W Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 610-795-6133
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