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Lecture by John Malpede, founder and director of Los Angeles Poverty D

Tuesday, March 18 at 4:00pm

Art Building (ART)

Event Details: www.utexas.edu/finearts/aah/event/lapd-lecture

John Malpede directs, performs, and engineers multi-event projects that have theatrical, installation, public art, and educational components. In 1985, he founded the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), a performance group comprised primarily of homeless and formerly homeless people who make art, live, and work on Skid Row in Los Angeles. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities, and also promotes the idea that Skid Row could be improved by embracing and nourishing the powers of the people who live in the neighborhood.

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Arts & Humanities

Departments

Department of Art & Art History, College of Fine Arts

Target Audience

Students, General Public

Website

http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/aah/event/lapd-lecture

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