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This repository is centered on the street life and history of Los Angeles through the lens of the visual culture many take for granted. It covers a broad spectrum, which gives us leeway in attacking several different issues, such as race relational history, politics, social struggles of different minorities (including the Chicano peoples), and commercialization's contribution to the visual culture. We hope to help define what the street life of Los Angeles is like and how what you see among the streets contributes to the its culture and lifestyle. Due to things like immigration, riots, and art, Los Angeles has a diverse community that is elusive in connotation. Young UCLA students do not really have a clear idea of what downtown LA is really about or what it has to offer. Many people are misguided that downtown is just a “ghetto” and does not have much to offer. This project will create a repository for giving downtown and the greater Los Angeles area a hisotrical background in the context of its visual culture. Urban Los Angeles could be defined and expressed in infinite ways and we are here to give a sense of meaning from a college student’s perspective. The city has had many influences in areas from commercial to racial that are hidden behind many of its murals, signages, and street art. We want to expose that history by portraying the city’s visual culture. By taking this spin on urban Los Angeles, we will have provided a unique outlook to the street life and culture of the “City of Angels”.

 

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