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EthnoSketch: Historicizing a Project

This sketch should include at least ten events that had significance in the historical build up to your project space -- from your perspective, and from the perspective of people in your various “divided vernaculars”.   It should also select a nodal year – like 1984 for my Bhopal...Read more

Ethnosketch, Core Categories: CA Homeless

Core Categories in LA Homeless/Shelter BedsRead more

Ethnographic Sketch, Competing Hegemonies

This ethnographic sketch highlights the competing discourses surround La Plaza. This document complements the "Mapping Subject Positions" sketch. Read more

Ethnographic Sketch, Mapping Subject Positions

This ethnographic sketch highlights the competing visions and objectives of persons and entities involved with shaping La Plaza's history, culture, politics, and infrastructure. Read more

EthnoSketch: Peopling a Project

On the "peopling" sketch, "catalysts" are things (money, honorable reputation, etc) that enable that group of people to get what they want. "Corrosions" are things that undermine their ability to get what they want (lack of money or status, youth, gender, poor organizational skills....Read more

Ethnographic Sketch, Timeline and List of Organizations

This timeline shows several events in La Plaza's long history that proved foundational in creating the current socioeconomic issues the district faces today. It also shows several La Plaza organizations, many of whom have competing interests and visions of La Plaza. Read more

Ethnosketch, Peopling a Project: CA Homeless

Peopling a project with LA Homelessness/Shelter BedsRead more

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