The Grand Park_Portal is closed, but we have a new Portal just around the corner at the LA Law Library. Come visit us there! 

Check out more photos and video from the activation (and add your own!) here.


Connection locations and general time frame of all sessions is listed below. To sign up for a session, scroll to your preferred day and click on the time to select a 15 minute session in the left bar - you'll be prompted to enter your information after clicking on the time. While signing up in advance is encouraged, if you don't see an appointment time available and you're near the park during the hours listed below, please feel free to check in with us in case of a cancellation or the possible opportunity to join an in-progress connection!  Please note: capacity is limited and locations may be subject to change. 

April 10: 8am-10am - Berlin
                12pm-2pm - Erbil

April 11: 8am-10am - Gaza
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City                                               
12-1 Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Writers' Meet Up

April 12: 8am-10am - Gaza
                12pm-1pm - Berlin 
                1pm - 2pm - Mission, Texas

April 138am-10am - Erbil
12pm-2pm - Mexico City                                               
12-1:15 Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Concert

April 14: 8am-10am - Kabul

April 15: 8am-10am - Berlin
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City

April 168am-10am - *New location* - Erbil
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City

April 178am-10am - Kigali
                12pm-2pm - El Progreso

April 188am-10am - Gaza
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City                                               
12-1 Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Writers' Meet Up

April 19: 8am-10am - Erbil
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City

April 20: 8am-10am - Erbil
                12pm-2pm - *New location* Mexico Ciy                 
12-1:15 Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Concert

April 218am-10am - *New location* El Progreso

April 228am-10am - *New location* Berlin
                12pm-2pm - El Progreso

April 238am-10am - *New location* Gaza
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City

Portal at Grand Park

April 2017

Grand Park Olive Court (near the fountain)
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Between Grand Avenue and Hill Street

What time did you wake up today? What do you do for work? How do you prepare your favorite meal? Angelenos can describe moments of everyday life – the sights, smells, and experiences to another place or country. Portals brings an immersive space – a gold shipping container with screens and speakers – to connect Angelenos to faces and places that are curious about L.A. life.  Exchange thoughts, ideas, recommendations for music, recipes, and anything in between in this two-week activation.

Writers were invited to join in the ongoing Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Writers' Meet Up on Tuesdays and connect with other writers at a portal site in Mexico City. On Wednesdays, musicians brought instruments and made 15-minute musical connection. Thursdays were Grand Park's LUNCHTIME! Concerts where people brought their lunch and listened in while the concert was broadcast to Portals in Berlin and Mexico City.

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