UCLA has initiated pioneering digital projects to map Los Angeles and enable people to visualize and interact with the city’s layered histories. This panel will bring together artists, community members, and UCLA faculty working on Mapping Jewish Los Angeles, Mapping Indigenous LA, and the Fowler’s current initiative to explore diverse religious traditions along Vermont Avenue. They will discuss how maps include or exclude people, shape neighborhoods, and tell stories of unity and segregation, hope and prejudice.
Speakers: Caroline Luce, Associate Director,UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies; Patrick Polk, Curator of Caribbean and Latin American Popular Arts, Fowler Museum at UCLA, and lecturer in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance; Craig Torres, Tongva Educator, contributor to UCLA’s Mapping Indigenous LA; Paul Pescador, Los Angeles artist; and Juliann Anesi, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies. Panel moderated by Genevieve Carpio, Assistant Professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, with an introduction by Todd Presner, Chair of UCLA’s Digital Humanities program and the Michael and Irene Ross Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature.
Co-sponsored by the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and Mapping Jewish Los Angeles.
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