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South of Fletcher Launches by Bear Guerra

Say hello to our new limited-run podcast, "South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie"!

It's the story of a seemingly nondescript piece of land in northeast LA -- a former rail yard that is set to become a park. But it's also a meditation on whose voices are heard in discussions about the future of a city, whose histories become part of our collective memory, and the traces we leave behind when landscapes are altered and neighborhoods change. Done in conjunction with (and with thanks to) LA-based arts organization, Clockshop.

Our accompanying photo and video exhibit will be up at Occidental College's Weingart Gallery until November 4. You're all invited for the opening this Thursday, September 13th, 5-8 pm. 

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Our Latest Collaboration is South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie by Bear Guerra

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South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie is a multi-platform storytelling project by Fonografia Collective that will launch in fall 2018.

Los Angeles’s greatest challenges and opportunities are complex and unwieldy issues. The housing crisis, lack of open space, effects of climate change, and forces of urban development can be difficult concepts to speak about and to relate to. Remarkably, an unassuming, seemingly abandoned site along the river in Northeast LA pulls everything into focus. The future of the Bowtie Parcel, once one of Southern California’s most important rail yards, is being debated right now. More on our upcoming project here.