Creating history in Historic Filipinotown

June 26, 2009 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Creative_LicenseThe Los Angeles area has the largest population of Filipinos outside Manila.

Public Matters is working with the Pilipino Workers’ Center to teach the area high school students teens how to work in digital media to create interactive educational projects that highlight Historic Filipinotown’s history, character and conditions. The first in a series of locative media tours of the area will be unveiled at a Sept. 26th event.

Historic Filipinotown, a recently designated area championed by City Council President Eric Garcetti, has few visible cultural or historical markers with a population today that is predominantly Latino rather than Filipino.

As part of the partnership between Public Matters and PWC, the drop-in center for local students will be transformed into a sustainable youth program.

Within the next few years, PWC will tear down its current building to build a multi-purpose community center and affordable housing on the site that will also serve as a visible gateway to Historic Filipinotown.

Public Matters plans created a street-level video and audio installation at this future neighborhood destination.

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Entry filed under: Historic Filipinotown.

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