Excerpt of South Central LA Thick Map for “Flatlands: We Cannot Pod From Our Desks”
In November 2020, I was interviewed by grad students from the UCLA
Initiative. Their research methods seminar examined LA urban theory + praxis through the lens of Urban Humanities ’s Reyner Banham (1971). Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
I spoke at length about
praxis, west coast hip hop origins, and South Central LA. @EmbeddedPlanning
The group distilled our conversation into a dope podcast called, “Flatlands: We Cannot Pod From Our Desks.”
Listen to my
and view the companion podcast interview of South Central LA — portion of it is this post’s image. Check out all project podcasts and infographics. Thick Map
Thank you to Samantha Solis, Miranda Hirujo-Rincon, Carrie Gammell, and Celia Sanchez Zelaya.
My Embedded Planning work at
@LANLT is spotlighted in AARP’s Livable Communities Interview Series. I made sure to give a shout out to my hero, Ron Finley, South Central LA’s Gangsta Gardener.
Thanks to Danielle Arigoni and Melissa Stanton at AARP, and writer
Yesterday I was interviewed by an author writing a novel set in the time of the 1992 LA Uprising. I shared memories of interpreting the unrest through my eyes at the time, a high school graffiti tagger in Montebello navigating the larger LA hip hop scene. I’ll share the book when it’s published.
Photo: California African American Museum exhibit, “No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992.” https://caamuseum.org/exhibitions/2017/no-justice-no-peace-la-1992