South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie explores the past, present and potential of the Bowtie Parcel. Once one of Southern California’s most important rail yards, this site will soon become the next urban California State Park, joining a patchwork of other river-adjacent green spaces that are shaping the course of LA River revitalization. Through personal interviews with people who have worked, lived and otherwise made their marks at this post-industrial site, Fonografia Collective explores some of LA’s biggest challenges, and speculates about what change at this site might mean for the rest of the city. Written and co-produced by Ruxandra Guidi, edited by Ibby Caputo, music by Luis Guerra.
In a little more than a month, Ruxandra will be teaching a podcasting and documentary storytelling workshop in La Guajira, inside a Wayúu indigenous community on the Colombia-Venezuela border. It'll be in Spanish and open to anyone, at any experience level. It'll cost $500 per person for the week, including lodging, breakfast, dinner, and local transport. If you're interested, please contact us or Puente Consultorías at firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to share with anyone -- especially folks in Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, or other neighboring countries.