South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie

South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie is a year-long storytelling project that takes a seemingly abandoned post-industrial site in Northeast Los Angeles, the Bowtie Parcel, as a starting point to explore many of the challenges and opportunities facing rapidly-changing cities across the country today. Situated along the LA River —which is set to undergo a billion dollar revitalization effort-- this site is in an area on the cusp of change.

By exploring the Bowtie over time, alongside the personal stories of some of those whose lives are connected to it, South of Fletcher seeks to contribute to ongoing discussions about the ways in which our cities evolve, whose voices are heard, and why it matters. 

Produced in collaboration with Los Angeles-based arts organization, Clockshop, this project culminated in the fall of 2018 and included a six-part podcast series, four public discussions, and a photography exhibition.

A Place Between; 5:30. By Bear Guerra, Ruxandra Guidi, and Maya Santos (of Form Follows Function). Drone Footage courtesy of Eugene Ahn. This video was included in the exhibit for South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie.

For more info, please visit the project's web page