By The Llano Del Rio working group
Los Angeles, CA: The Llano Del Rio working group, 2014
Dimensions: folded - 6 in X 9 in; unfolded - 24 in x 18 in
Binding: folded twice
Color: full color
Edition Size: unknown
Another fantastic map from our friends in the Llano Del Rio working group. Here are more details straight from the group's collective mouth:
As the present moment appears fixed in the destructive-ideology of hyper-capitalism this guide locates places in Southern California where other ideologies have reigned. Utopias of. is a free (to LA County residents) two-sided printed map/guide to current and historic utopian communes, colonies, and intentional communities in Southern California. Sited in the guide are collectives founded on ecology, socialism, spirituality, free expression, queer liberation, and feminism. 23 current and historic lebenskunst sites (a San Diego group committed to facilitating interplanetary dialogue, a LA based community founded on Chicana/o art and consciousness, a Santa Barbara colony credited with inventing the hot tub and the Renaissance fair). In coordination with the release of this guide, Llano Del RIo is presenting a series of public events (May 28, June 25, July 23rd) in a tree house located by the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Pick a guide up at the sites listed below or email your address to Llano Del Rio and we’ll post one to you.
Utopias of. contains reflections on the persistence of these colonies in our own utopian consciousness’ written by contemporary artists, filmmakers, and writers; Sandra De La Loza, David Frantz, Janet Sarbanes, Mady Schutzman, Jodie Willie and the Women’s Center For Creative Work (WCCW).
Note that these maps are distributed pre-folded so they'll be shipped in a book mailer rather than a tube.