Yarn Bombing Los Angeles is a fiber arts community that engages thousands of people online, worldwide, and locally in the Los Angeles area. YBLA currently collaborates with city governments, museums, alternative art spaces, and public spaces to create thought-provoking, community-generated public art installations.
YBLA's work blends and reinterprets different artistic genres of street art, public art, fiber art, social practice, craft, and high art. YBLA's mission is to create a form of community-generated, site-specific public art that is tactile and accessible, while at the same time initiating dialogue about cross-generation connections and craft history.
This installation of YBLA is coordinated by David Orozco with
CHoLA DAYAM (Bridgette G, Cassie P., J9, Carrie C., Christina Esquibel
In 2019, Germany is celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, together with partners worldwide. The Bauhaus – School of design that only existed for a total of 14 years has continued to have a lasting effect up until the present day.
The Bauhaus.Photo exhibition by Kristin Bartels, Curator at the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, that runs from August 22 to September 21, 2019 features 100 key works from the collection of more than 70,000 Bauhaus photos held by the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin – the largest such collection in the world. The exhibition provides an insight into the many facets of Bauhaus photography and life at the Bauhaus.
As one of the twentieth century’s most avant-garde schools, the Bauhaus was founded by the architect Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919. It relocated to Dessau in 1925, and was closed in Berlin in 1933 under pressure from the Nazis. Many Bauhäusler were forced to leave Germany. Some of them came to America, where their ideas fell on fertile ground. For all those interested in architecture and design, the Bauhaus offers countless associations and points of contact. The Bauhaus workshops gave rise to modern design objects aimed at a new way of life –from everyday items to residential buildings. Many of the designs, particularly those in the fields of furniture-making and architecture, have since acquired historic importance.
Peace Over Violence is a nonprofit 501c3, multicultural, community based and volunteer centered organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. To achieve this mission our agency manages five departments delivering the services of Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy.
Violence against women is the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world. For over three decades, women’s advocacy groups around the world have been working to draw attention to the physical, psychological, and sexual abuse of women and to stress the need for action. We have provided abused women with support and protection, lobbied for legal reforms, and challenged the pervasive culture of violence.
Creative Action is an integrated learning program that introduces students to compelling social and environmental issues within their community through a series of core courses.
We partner with local and international community organizations to identify and solve real-world environmental problems and social issues. In a project-based course, you’ll engage your research, leadership, and collaboration skills with a multidisciplinary team of classmates.
Some offerings are travel-study based, like our recent trip to Blantyre, Malawi to work with the staff, faculty, and students of the Jacaranda School for Orphans, which provides free food, education, and medicine to children that have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Other courses involve local communities, such as a recent project with the Exceptional Children’s Foundation in Inglewood, CA where students collaborated with developmentally disabled adults in the creation of an exhibition of work at the DAC gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
Art and design fields are increasingly being called upon to address nontraditional, complex projects and issues. Our program provides every student with academic experiences that contextualize the multidisciplinary nature of the modern workplace through collaborative teamwork and community engagement.
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond.
Today the Center's more than 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.
Despite our size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for our services, we remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for six consecutive years.
We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
LACE both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore, and risk. We move within and beyond our four walls to provide opportunities for diverse publics to engage deeply with contemporary art. In doing so, we further dialogue and participation between and among artists and those audiences.
Founded in 1978 by a core group of committed artists, LACE is an internationally recognized pioneer among art institutions. LACE is a nonprofit venue that exhibits and advocates for innovations in art-making and public engagement. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art establishments at the heart of Hollywood as a free, open to the public experimental space, LACE has nurtured not only several generations of young artists, but also emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, digital art, and installations. LACE presents significant and timely exhibitions, performances, and public projects, which are complemented by education initiatives.
LACP will be represented by a curated selection of photographs in their gallery at 1515 Wilcox Ave and by a video, called Alex (I Am A Seahorse) by T.M. Felderstein, projected on Schrader Street.
The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP), a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, is a photo center devoted to advancing the skills and increasing the personal enrichment of photographers of all experience levels and ages. The organization offers nearly 150 photography classes and workshops each year, programs a variety of community events, supports artists through group and one-person gallery exhibits, and produces four annual contests/exhibitions. LACP attracts some of the most well-known and respected photographers in the world, including Sam Abell, Ralph Gibson, Greg Gorman, Douglas Kirkland, Joe McNally, Duane Michals, Joyce Tenneson and Alex Webb.
Gender Justice is presenting Project Q.
We are a grassroots organization building the the power of the transgender and gender non-conforming community here in LA.
We build campaigns to break the barriers that directly impact low-income trans people of color by focusing on health, wellness, peace and safety.
Run political education and leadership development programs that build a base of skilled, confident and unified trans leaders to fight for change.
Create safe spaces through peer-support groups and community events that highlight the strength, power and resilience of our entire community.
Dignity & Justice Campaign advocates for safe and respectful treatment of the trans community by LAPD. We work to change guidelines and practices and hold the police accountable to the rules for the trans community's peace and safety.
Community Clinics Campaign (C3) advocates for affordable, culturally competent transgender healthcare. We work with community clinics to expand the services they offer to the trans community, advocating for both primary healthcare and transition-related services.
In 2013, three radical Black organizers—Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi—created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.
The project is now a member-led global network of more than 40 chapters, including Los Angeles. Our members organize and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. blacklivesmatter.com