RideSouthLA contributed a chapter to the “Critical Making” book project led by Garnet Hertz, which will be featured this weekend at MOCA’s Art Book Fair. “Critical Making” was hand-made and only 300 copies exist, some of which have been placed in Special Collections at Stanford Library as well as the Royal College of Art Library and the Kingston University London Library.
From the book site:
A handmade book project by Garnet Hertz in the field of critical technical practice and critically-engaged maker culture. Critical making is defined by Ratto as exploring how hands-on productive work – making – can supplement and extend critical reflection on the relations between digital technologies and society. It also can be thought of as an appeal to the electronic DIY “maker movement” to be critically engaged with culture, history and society.
Our section is in the “Critical Making – Places” portion, titled Fold, Ride, Share and Rebrand: a Low Tech Crowdmap for Social Change and Biking in South Los Angeles. Our map is also tucked into at least one of the envelopes.
We are just beginning to explore how this book will be useful for our community — more to come! More pictures below…