Inspired by the Walter Pyramid, MA:P is a crowd-sourced space-frame sculpture, created through a collaboration between the UAM, CSULB students in Assistant Professor Heather Barker’s Environmental Communication Design course, and the LA-based nonprofit Materials & Applications.

Please join us for a dedication to celebrate the students and many collaborators that made MA:P possible.

MA:P is located adjacent to the Walter Pyramid here.

To unlock its potential as a dynamic public space, the UAM invited the fiber art collective Yarn Bombing Los Angeles and the Long Beach Depot for Creative Re:Use, who have joined CSULB students and alumni from the Design and Fiber programs to transform MA:P into a giant loom, ready for "yarn bombing.” There will be opportunities to continue the yarn bombing during the reception on Thursday.

Funded by an NEA Art Works Design grant, MatterApp:Pyramidial was presented by the University Art Museum at CSU Long Beach. It culminated the Spring 2014 UAM exhibition Materials & Applications: Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful, Projects 2002–2013, a capstone to more than ten years of effort at the Los Angeles-based experimental architecture and design organization Materials & Applications (M&A) to advance new and underused ideas in art, architecture, and landscape.

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