Oscar Tuazon's Los Angeles Water School (LAWS) is a functional artwork, an experimental school for students of all ages to engage in dialogue and collaborative work about water. Located adjacent to the Los Angeles River, in a structure inspired by Steve and Holly Baer’s self-sufficient passive solar Zome House (1969-72), LAWS is the first of four Water Schools planned by artist Oscar Tuazon, with locations in Minnesota, Michigan, and Nevada.
Beginning Friday, October 12th, and continuing through Spring of 2019, Oscar Tuazon and Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) will present to the public a series of events at LAWS. The series builds a genealogy of the complex life of water in Los Angeles, through the lens of local history, architecture, politics, and art. Through this collaborative process tracing how water connects diverse communities within Los Angeles and across the continent, working from a micro to macro understanding of policy and infrastructure, the artist and LAND are excited to continue this constitutive dialogue and create a setting for the exchange of cross-disciplinary ideas and learning.
LAWS and LAND are able to present this dynamic program of public events thanks to support at all levels. Each event is free and open to the public at LA Water School's downtown site. In order to bring to life this momentous programming and make it all thoroughly accessible to the public, LAWS and LAND have created a Kickstarter, and would be grateful for a pledge of any amount.