Lab 2: Panorama – Long Beach, CA [BLOG]

Panorama Lab, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, May 23-24, 2018

The 16 fellows reconvened at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach for the Panorama Lab. This was the second of five “labs” that comprise the overall Reimagine Lab experience. The panorama theme emerged from conversations with our fellows based in Los Angeles. Panoramas are wide views of an entire region. We were inspired by the expansiveness, complexity, and diversity of greater Los Angeles. Panorama also made sense for us because this lab looked at understanding and design for the far future. This is critical to us in Reimagine Lab since much of our work in truly ending cycles of domestic and family violence must happen inter-generationally. MOLAA was a fitting and inspiring venue because it curates contemporary art, examining themes like technology, innovation, and our relationship with our own cultures. The fellows used tools from futures thinking to prioritize the most relevant social, political, technological, and economic trends – and the opportunities and challenges that trends may have for our work together. This work also informed the fellows’ prioritization of “user groups,” work that is ongoing across the individual labs.