Lauren Bon is an artist and sculptor from LA, although activist and environmentalist could aptly be used to describe her too. Lauren’s projects all exist at the intersection of art, environmental science and community building. It was in this spirit that she created Metabolic Studio which “explores self-sustaining and self-diversifying systems of exchange that feed emergent properties that regenerate the life web,” a collective of artists, activists and do-gooders who contribute to Lauren’s work in a whole host of ways. The projects they take on are huge and complex, but Lauren succeeds in melding the macro and micro, using the flexibility of what art means to push her team, herself and her ideas. She spoke to us about one of her most complicated and grand projects yet, the wildly imaginative plan to reconcile Los Angeles with the long ignored river that runs through it.