Vision Zero Los Angeles is the city’s goal to reduce traffic deaths to ZERO by 2025.
Trees of Life – Figueroa Street is a street activation project that will take place over 5 days (Wednesday, June 21st – Sunday, June 25th, 2017) along Figueroa Street from Avenue 50 to Avenue 60 with experiences to engage the community while bringing awareness to traffic violence.
AVENUE 50 STUDIO : TREES OF LIFE
is a short film created by our videographer Genessis Martinez on Vimeo over the course of our Vision Zero project.
Be sure to check out our Facebook event page for the latest info: https://www.facebook.com/events/921299874678659
Below is the Interactive Map which includes locations of installation, deaths, and proximity to schools in the area:
TREE of LIFE ALTAR LOCATIONS
5100 N. Figueroa (Food4Less)
5306 N. Figueroa (S.E.A. Charter School)
5516 N. Figueroa (AutoZone)
5719 N. Figueroa (California Fashion Beauty Supply)
6005 N. Figueroa (Retail Center at Avenue 60)
SCHEDULE of ACTIVITIES
DAY 1: AIR (Wednesday, June 21, 2017)
DAY 2: EARTH (Thursday, June 22, 2017)
DAY 3: FIRE (Friday, June 23, 2017)
DAY 4: WATER (Saturday, June 24, 2017)
DAY 5: COMMUNITY (Sunday, June 25, 2017)
JUNE 20TH, 2017
Avenue 50 Studio would like to thank Participating Artist, Kimo Bautista, for creating this beautiful symbolic seed mandala which will be planted at each Tree of Life location. Thank you Kimo!
JUNE 13TH, 2017
Avenue 50 Studio is collecting photos of those who have lost their lives to car & traffic violence for inclusion in our altars. So we are inviting members of the community to participate by sharing photos of their loved ones whose lives were lost to car violence by emailing a JPEG to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 19TH, 2017
Venerated Chicano Artist Frank Romero will be participating with us on our Vision Zero Project.
Thank you Frank for understanding the importance of community and for working with us to design
our Trees of Life Prayer Cards in the shape of your iconic cars.
MAY 9th, 2017
As part of the City of Los Angeles’ Vision Zero Initiative,
a commitment by Mayor Eric Garcetti to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025,
this community education project is produced
in partnership by Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative
and Community Arts Resources (CARS) and made possible with support from
the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) through funding from the
Office of Transportation Services (OTS), and the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council.