Archinect - News 2014-07-30T21:30:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/78224626/on-the-fence-a-colorful-collaboration-at-citizens-of-the-world-hollywood "On the Fence": A colorful collaboration at Citizens of the World Hollywood Justine Testado 2013-09-25T12:24:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T17:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jc0h0jszglqlxv5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It's hard to miss the vibrant 3-D mural at the front entrance of the <a href="http://www.citizensoftheworld.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Citizens of the World Charter School - Hollywood</a>. The mural, known as "On the Fence", was created by students, teachers, staff, and parents of CWC-H and Le Conte Middle School as a collaborative project. Both communities gathered together in a series of informal events to gradually bring the colorful mural to life.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1ycmsd2gfmomfx8.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4zhofdm19fbq6ky.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The project was created by architect Dana Bauer, a parent at CWC-H. Bauer works as a partner for <a href="http://www.landcraft.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landcraft</a>, an LA-based landscape design practice, and is a faculty member at USC's School of Architecture. The "On the Fence" mural is a representation of her emphasis on cross-disciplinary practice and collaborative creativity.</p> <p> Over 300 students from ages 5 to 13 years helped produce the mural, which was "woven" onto the fence with strips of UV-resistant fabric. The mural's woven appearance was inspired by techniques used to create hook rugs and Rose Bowl floats. Since its completion, the mural has bec...</p>