Nithya Raman Moves Forward on Public Art
After her victory last November, Los Angeles City Council-member for District 4, Nithya Raman, is moving forward to study efforts to increase public arts in the district, as well as jobs created by those efforts.
Council-member Raman has already begun overhauling the Junction Box art program started by her predecessor, to introduce more progressive designs, highlighting local leaders POC, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, trans and nonbinary, seniors, and adolescent communities.
In her March 20th email newsletter, her office stated:
Under the lead of our incredible Field Manager, Tabatha, our office is working to document all the public art that makes our district shine, as well as all the ‘blank canvases’ that may make a great home for future art.
If you have existing public art you love in CD4, or a location in the district where you’d love to see some, submit them here.
Unsure if your favorite spot is in CD4? You can always check using our map here.
Community members are invited to access the form via the link above, and enter works of public art in their neighborhood, as well as potential spots for new pieces of public art. Community members are also invited to upload photos as well.
According to Wikipedia, Public art is art in any media whose form, function and meaning are created for the general public through a public process. It is a specific art genre, with its own professional and critical discourse. Public art is visually and physically accessible to the public; it is installed or staged in public space or the public realm, usually outside. Public art seeks to embody public or universal concepts rather than commercial, partisan or personal concepts or interests.
Due to Los Angeles’ fractured governing landscape, it is often difficult to track down a list of all public art pieces within a neighborhood. This form will help track those works going forward.