Los Angeles’ newest miniature golf course will not be like any other. Instead of safari-themed obstacle courses, this one will feature edifices that address the city’s zoning issues. Oh, and it will sit right inside Skid Row, a neighborhood that has the densest concentration of homeless people in the country.
The installation, which will open in 2017 at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive, is a collaboration between educational artist Rosten Woo and the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), a performance group that consists primarily of the city’s homeless. It recently won a $50,000 grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation, which helps fund innovative artistic projects. And despite its whimsical design, the installation tackles the serious issue of the city’s development plans.