This collection of papers represents the creative thought and writing of Adobe LA. Since its founding in 1992 as an activist
collaboration of architects, artists and designers, ADOBE LA took the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, particularly that
of the Latin American community as the point of departure for projects that addressed the values of Los Angeles' evolving
multicultural population. The mission of ADOBE LA was to create and produce public art and architecture, create a discourse
that responds to the social and cultural needs of the Latino communities in Los Angeles, to document that landscape through
diverse media (film, photography, art), and finally to critically analyze issues of representation, vernacular architecture
and popular culture through exhibitions, writing, teaching, publications and community activism.
Ulises de Jesus Diaz is a community/urban activist, artist and architect who works to strengthen the voice of an expanding
and diverse community in Los Angeles. Works include urban design, architecture, design projects, publications and artworks
where he addresses how diverse cultures influence public open space, art and the urban fabric. His work has been exhibited
at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts in Columbus, Ohio, the Gamel Dok Architecture
Museum in Copenhagen, and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Following a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University's Graduate
School of Design, he gave a lecture entitled "Seeing America: Mexican Popular Culture in Los Angeles as a Paradigm for American
Cities?" in Bielefeld, Germany at the ZIF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research.
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