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Exploring the Enacted Environment of East L.A.

Latino
communities have shaped Los Angeles's public life and landscapes in
distinct ways. . Activities such as street vending, the ubiquitous
display of hand-painted commercial signage and murals, frontyard nichos, and
the way in which people gather and interact on the street, in
driveways, and across the fences between their homes transform a static
landscape into one that is vivid, dynamic and "enacted." This tour will
explore formal and informal landscape interventions, and it will be led
by James Rojas, who is nationally recognized for his work on U.S.
Latino cultural influences on urban planning. Rojas holds
a Master's degree in City Planning from MIT. The free tour will wind
its way through East Los Angeles via the Gold Line Rail line on Sunday,
February 21, 2010 starting at 1:00 p.m. and ending a 4:00 p.m. For more information email
jamesrojas@alum.mit.edu or call 626 437-4446

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