The Venice community has a pop up park on Abbot Kinney!
It started at the TEDxVeniceBeach sponsors meeting. Everyone went around and introduced themselves. When we got around to Dan Abrams and Greg Reitz from The Venice Place Project, they mentioned an empty lot they wanted to do something with. Maria Scileppi, Director of 72U, a creative residency inside 72andSunny, offered her team to design the space. The partnership was born.
"What should we make here?" was the question posed to attendees of TEDx. The overwhelming answer: A creative co-working space.
The 72U Summer 2015 session, a 6 person team made up of makers from all over the world, took on the challenge to create a unique space that would bring the community together. The group; an architect, a mechanical engineer, a photographer, two designers and a film-maker set out to design and build the space. After several iterations of taking the best aspects from each team member's drawings, they had the final concept - a modular park.
The space and furniture are designed to accommodate flexible usage of the park for co-working, guest speakers, acoustic shows, yoga etc. Seats/desks are able to move around and the fence becomes tables and bar tops.
Just as the empty lot inspired us to create a park, our hope is that this space becomes a platform for the community to share and celebrate their creativity. We hope you enjoy the free wifi and good vibes.