Lauren Halsey is rethinking the possibilities for art, architecture, and community engagement. She produces both standalone artworks and site-specific projects, particularly in the South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles where her family has lived for several generations. Combining found, fabricated, and handmade objects, Halsey’s work maintains a sense of civic urgency and free-flowing imagination, reflecting the lives of the people and places around her and addressing the crucial issues confronting people of color, queer populations, and the working class. Critiques of gentrification and disenfranchisement are accompanied by real-world proposals as well as celebration of on-the-ground aesthetics. Inspired by Afrofuturism and funk, as well as the signs and symbols that populate her local environments, Halsey creates a visionary form of culture that is at once radical and collaborative.
Une Femme celebrates game-changing women who have shattered glass ceilings, and gifting a crate of Champagne to each of them from us to celebrate. Each "first Friday" of every month, we'll be featuring and toasting alongside those women on our social media and website. We're awarding entrepreneurs, founders, artists, creatives, activists, elected officials, doctors, scientists, environmentalists, designers, writers, editors, athletes, household-name celebrities, hometown heroes, and beyond who represent strength, power, and positivity. These are women who have made the world (or their world) a better place.
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