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 Arts and Culture in partnership with the Temporary Institute of Unincorporated Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), funded by the Office of LA 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 Crearé 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.