East Rancho Dominguez: I’ll Make Me a World

Some Place Chronicles

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Some Place Chronicles is a series of creative placemaking projects set in three unincorporated communities located in the Second District of Los Angeles County. Numerous and varied engagements with the people who live and work in these communities have culminated in three unique books—each containing explorations, documentation, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be—created by three different artists/collectives.

East Rancho Dominguez: I’ll Make Me a World
chronicle by Thomas Lawson
157 pages / 9 x 6.5 in.
ISBN: 978-0-9982457-0-6

Some Place Chronicles asks: What space of possibility opens up when a particular artist encounters a particular place and the people who live and work there? How can artists engage communities through their own distinctive practices, and the methods of looking and reflecting they’ve developed? And how can the communities respond in kind, by inviting artists to their community meetings and gatherings, their libraries, parks, schools and churches, their businesses and their homes? How can artists and communities engage each other in a process of mutual discovery?

Some Place Chronicles is a project of the Los Angeles Arts Commission in partnership with the Temporary Institute of Unincorporated Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), funded by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Thomas Lawson: Lead Artist

Thomas Lawson is an artist with a diverse, project-driven output. He has been showing paintings and developing temporary public works internationally since the late 1970s. Mid-career surveys of his work were mounted at the San Diego Museum of Art in 1987, and the Third Eye Center in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1990. In 2009 his work was included in historical survey shows at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Magasin in Grenoble, France. He has received artist fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has served as dean of the School of Art at CalArts since 1991.

Eline Mul: Book Designer

Eline Mul is a graphic designer and art director from Amsterdam, now living and working in Los Angeles. Her work includes identities for cultural institutions; strategy and concept development for brands; art direction for fashion and editorial; and the design and development of publications and other printed matter. Taking on an A-to-Z role within each project, her methodology is aimed toward developing thoughtful graphic design solutions, while putting forward a clearly pronounced concept and style. Alongside her design practice, Eline organizes and produces exhibitions and events themed around design and community.

Jessica Lee: Book Designer

Jessica Lee is a graphic designer, living and working in Los Angeles. With an educational background in industrial design (specializing in space design) and sculpture, Jessica is interested in bringing three-dimensional thinking to graphic design and experimenting with the relationship between space and graphic design. Her work includes identity design, naming and concept development for branding, environmental design, and editorial design. She is proficient in various multimedia, while emphasizing the importance of traditional graphic design.