The Living Art project by Skid Robot is an artistic movement that seeks to solve the social issue of homelessness through the power of art, design, and technology. The mission is to transform the environment of Skid Row from 2nd to 8th, Los Angeles to Alameda. Art can change a human’s perception of reality, and with this, we can change the world we live in.
In the heart of downtown Los Angeles lays a severe humanitarian crisis apathetically known as "Skid Row".
Skid Row is a 54-block area home to the nation's largest concentration of homeless people.
Everyday, thousands of people sleep on the sidewalk in conditions that are negative in every sense.
This is a disturbing reality that society collectively must take action against to change...
When can we start doing something about it?
Our mission is to solve the homeless crisis in Los Angeles starting with ourselves. We need people to solve this, not things. What human value can you bring to this human problem?Learn More
Michael Maier serves as Skid Robot's representative with the support of Altruistic Agency.
The mission as an Altruistic Agent is to represent businesses, social causes, and exceptional people that have extraordinary stories and are helping solve our most critical problems for people, with people.
Sofia Borges is a Los Angeles-based writer, architect, designer, curator, and trend consultant. She is a faculty member at the USC School of Architecture, the architecture editor at Gestalten, a regular contributor to Mark Magazine, a contributing curator at Victionary, and principal at Colorbook and Affect Studio. She is the author of over dozen titles on architecture and design. Her latest books Hide and Seek, Liquid Spaces, The New Nomads, Rock the Shack, Oasis, The Chamber of Curiosity, and Building Better are available at a bookstore near you.
Sofia is currently spearheading the USC School of Architecture's first ever advanced topics design studio on the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.