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What is Farmlab?
Farmlab, a short-term multi-disciplinary investigation
of land use issues that are related to sustainability, livability, and health.
Among much more, as a nascent think
tank, art production studio, and cultural performance venue, Farmlab is
exploring what role, if any, the team can and should play in matters related to
lessons raised and learned from the Not A Cornfield project.
Continuing to serve as a catalyst for
community involvement and change through the development of art actions,
projects, and otherwise, Farmlab is dedicated to the preservation and
perpetuity of all living things.
For a more complete answer, we invite you to check
back again with us in the coming months -- as the project continues to learn, evaluate, reflect, brainstorm, tinker, and incubate.
With the ever-so-popular Friday Lunch Lecture
Series known as the Farmlab Public Salon
we continue to see thought provoking
What can we expect to see from William Preston Bowling and Christina Walsh?
"ROCKETDYNE powered humans into Space,
leaving behind a mess of chemical and radioactive impacted test sites. The San
Fernando Valley “Space Race” came with the high cost of civilian lives, many of
whom had/have no idea they live/lived near one of these facilities. The
Drainage from Rocketyne’s Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) via Bell Canyon
is the Headwaters to the Los Angeles River. What does this mean for people
living downstream along the river? In 2006 a study released to the Los Angeles
Times concluded that an experimental Reactor Meltdown at the SSFL in 1959
produced 240 times the radiation release of the Three Mile Island incident in
1979. This making the San Fernando and Simi Valley’s home to the worst Nuclear
Disaster in the United States. Many of the toxins associated with this release
are still the blame for health problems today. If not cleaned up properly, the
health impacts could remain for decades to come. How Close do You live to one
of these many toxic facilities? Join us and find out." -- William Preston
Bowling + Christina Walsh
Farmlab is located at 1745 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012 right across the
street from the Los Angeles State Historic Park or “Cornfields” as they are
affectionately known to Farmlab