Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

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The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Poverty Department’s The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles is a consideration of how land use decisions get made. ‘The Back 9’ project includes a performance, an installation, workshops and contextualizing programming (talks, films, workshops) before and during the run of the exhibition. At The…

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