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Category Archives: Cultural Inquiry
Posted on a billboard in the Institute’s neighborhood. We couldn’t help but notice the job-seeker’s name.
I live at the edge of Chinatown and downtown LA, so the setting for my life revolves around this little border. There isn’t much around except a neighborhood Walmart. I visit about once a week to purchase my groceries and … Continue reading
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. – Bertrand Russell http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/atonement_chickens_swung_and_tossed
The 4th Street Bridge was built in 1931 and since has connected East Los Angeles to Central and West Los Angeles. It is an important means of transport and yet as the image at right suggests, for many, the … Continue reading
In a world of ever-evolving technology how do we decide which objects become obsolete and which remain? Is it form vs. function or is there something else that guides us? Who decides?
Taking it’s cues from the ubiquitous ‘wash me’ signs hastily scribbled into the layer of exterior dirt on cars across the world, reverse graffiti (AKA green graffiti or clean tagging) is the act of marking a public space with street … Continue reading
A recent, windy day in Malibu, CA revealed, in more ways than one, a ‘dirty’ underside of the American experience. The door to an enclosed area for garbage cans had swung open exposing a seemingly ‘private’ directive. This part of … Continue reading