Model Cities, 2018
A collaborative installation and happening by Robby Herbst and Kimberly Varella

Automata
504 Chung King Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90012
December 8, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Model Cities represents a history of the federal government's Great Societies, anti-poverty program known as Model Cities (1969–1974). This American program, now largely forgotten, paid federal dollars for experimental community-initiated projects, with the goal of alleviating economic, social, and spacial issues in 150 disenfranchised urban areas.





Photography by Ian Byers-Gamber