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Jon Christensen

Jon Christensen is editor of Boom: A Journal of California, a regular columnist at LA Observed, and a partner in Stamen Design. He is a senior fellow in UCLA’s cityLAB and an adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the department of history, and the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA.


Location of La Noria, the waterwheel Bon is constructing on the L.A. aqueduct. (Lauren Bon  and the Metabolic Studio, Bending the River  Back Into The City, 2014. Collage.)

Devices of Wonder

Summer 2015 | Profiles

We lift our glasses to the river that has been for a very long time not a river, the river that is reenchanting Los Angeles, the river that will soon power an enormous waterwheel, which will turn right here where we are standing.