Some Place Chronicles is a creative placemaking project that features the people, histories and cultures of East Rancho Dominguez, Florence-Firestone, Lennox and Ladera Heights/View Park/Windsor Hills. A project of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in partnership with the Temporary Institute of Unincorporated Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), funded by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

What is Creative Placemaking?

Creative Placemaking brings artists, civic and community stakeholders, residents and business owners together to assess the unique physical and social character of a place through creative activities, research and conversation, helping to ensure that local perspectives and knowledge inform community development initiatives.

How It Works

Working together with community members in a sustained effort of engagement and discovery, artists from CalArts conversed, listened, mapped and inventoried the distinctive character that defines each of the four project areas. The result was the publication of creative community profiles that preserve the shared experiences, stories and memories of a neighborhood.

East Rancho Dominguez: I'll Make Me a World or Me Crear&eactue; Un Mundo by Thomas Lawsome explores the community of East Rancho Dominguez.

A Paseo Through Time in Florence-Firestone or Paseo través del Tiempo en Florence-Firestone by Jeannene Przyblyski explores the community of Florence-Firestone.

Lennox: A Colorful Place to Land or Lennox Un Colorido Lugar Para Aterrizar by Harry Gamboa Jr. explores the community of Lennox.