Impasse: The San Fernando Valley is a historical suburb of Los Angeles boasting the fifth largest population in the United States. Its history is well documented but a contemporary account of this ever changing landscape is non-existent.
1646 Process: An initiative was started under the title Utopia Reflected; consisting of a dynamic website and publication series that gave a more present and personal account of the San Fernando Valley’s history and current state.
Content was obtained through a process of experiencing, collecting, and documenting. The content is formatted in systematized volumes while other content lives digitally on the website allowing residents and visitors to consider, reflect, and engage with the San Fernando Valley in a more intimate manner.
Results: The publication has been featured in websites and has been bought by individuals locally as well as internationally. The project also led to 1646’s collaboration with Maxwell Boutique which brought about the exhibition “Watching Art” in 2013.