Manaugh interviewed Los Angeles experts from seismologist Lucy Jones to astronomer EC Krupp to filmmaker John Carpenter, then spun those talks into big, speculative, crazy ideas for how the future of the city might play out. Working with London-based architects Mark Smout and Laura Allen, he created models of these massive and improbable public works, along with games, Tarot cards, and other memorabilia from a fictional past Los Angeles. The exhibition, in the Treasure Room at Doheny Memorial Library, is rounded out with a collection of the library’s books that helped inspire the project.
The interviews will be published in a book from USC Libraries out this summer. LATBD closes Sunday.
· L.A.T.B.D. [USC Libraries]