Archive for June 2012

more map origami

Here’s a video we shot last week of some new “map origami”, demonstrated by professional bookbinder Rebecca Smyrl: Here’s the folding guide for the first map that Rebecca demonstrated: (Click on the image to enlarge. ┬áHint: you can easily learn this by printing or drawing the lines on a sheet of paper, and using the […]

Posted June 24, 2012 by bstokes in Uncategorized

map of South LA’s Eastside by Eric Brightwell

Here is a hand-drawn map South LA’s Eastside by Eric Brightwell, as exhibited at the 1650 Gallery yesterday (Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography). We heard about these maps from an LA Times story on Brightwell. To see the full size image, click on it: The gallery wall and book give some ideas on how hand-drawn maps […]

Posted June 24, 2012 by bstokes in Uncategorized

Creating conversations across ZIP codes

One of RideSouthLA’s goals is to bring together people who normally don’t interact and engage them in conversations that can seed a re-imagining of South Los Angeles. On June 17, RideSouthLA’s ride to the Watts Towers brought together 120 cyclists who came from 43 ZIP codes across the L.A. Metropolitan Area, representing 12 cycling clubs […]

Posted June 23, 2012 by fbar in events, Watts Towers map

RideSouthLA on the local TV news!

Our June 17 “Return to the Map” ride was covered by Univision (KMEX 34), Telemundo (channel 52) and Fox 11. See the Univision report on our facebook page: If you captured any of the other coverage, please send us the file and we’ll share it here.

Posted June 19, 2012 by fbar in Uncategorized