Center for Land Use Interpretation

Fund: $20,000

Founded in 1994, the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is an arts and culture organization interested in exploring and understanding contemporary landscape issues in the United States. They seek to stimulate discussion, thought, and general interest in the contemporary landscape, while working to expand the capabilities of art and institutions. The CLUI explores specific landscape phenomenology microcosmically, at the local level, and on a nationwide scale, aiming to represent and reflect on the diverse, complex, and at times conflicting attitudes regarding land use and cultures in the US. They produce and present public programs and exhibitions for their main space in Los Angeles and for regional CLUI display facilities, publish books and newsletters, offer information and research resources through their library and website, and operate a regional research program that has hosted hundreds of artists and creative researchers.