LA Dot Zine 1.0
19 informal opportunities to meet the Creative Catalyst Artist in Resident with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) have been scheduled. Artist Alan Nakagawa has scheduled these events throughout the City of Los Angeles. For one hour, the artist will be drinking coffee at the locations listed below with his LADOT safety vest on and a stack of zines to give out.
Nakagawa has had the unique opportunity to immerse himself into the daily workings of the cities transportation program. In response to this experience, he has produced a series of art projects including LA Dot Zine 1.0., LADOT’s first zine.
Nakagawa invited a small group of LA-based writers, poets, photographers and painters to respond to the issue of pedestrian safety. It’s a creative way to bring attention to LA’s critical need for traffic awareness and safety. This project parallels the cities Vision Zero Initiative, a city-wide campaign to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2025.
The newly published Action Plan can be downloaded here;
LA Dot Zine 1.0 includes the work of Sandy Rodriguez, Rafael Cardenas, GhostbikesLA, Tom Clancey, Mecca Vazie Andrews, Mike Sonksen, Jian Huang, Peter J. Harris, Matthew Timmons, Alicia Vogl Saenz, John Fisher, LA Road Concerts and Alan Nakagawa.
February 3, 8:30 AM @ Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop, 468 W 6th Street, San Pedro CA 90731
February 3, 12:30 PM @ Watts Coffee House, 1827 E 103rd Street, LA CA 90002
February 4, 9 AM @ Joyce’s, 8826 Reseda Blvd. Northridge CA 91324
February 5, 12 PM @ Fruta y Cultura, 13512 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima CA
February 5, 3 PM @ Donut Baker, 8708 Lankershim Blvd, Sun Valley CA 91352
February 6, 10 AM @ Bobby’s Coffee Shop, 22821 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills CA 91364
February 6, 12 PM @ Cahuenga General Store AKA Hallenbeck’s, 5510 Cahuenga Blvd North Hollywood CA 91601
February 7, 11 AM @ Balconi Coffee, 11301 W Olympic Blvd, LA CA 90064
February 8, 11:30 AM @ Tilt Coffee Bar, 334 S Main Street LA CA 90012
February 11, 10 AM @ Civil Coffee, 5629 N Figueroa St LA CA 90042
February 11, 12 PM @ Thank You For Coming, 3416 Glendale Blvd LA CA 90039
February 11, 2 PM @ The Trails, 2333 Fern Dell Dr. LA CA 90027
February 16, 12 PM @ La Taquiza, 3009 S Figueroa St. LA CA
February 16, 2 PM @ Revolutionary North African Tacos, 1436 W Jefferson Blvd LA CA 90007
February 17, 10 AM @ Food, LA, 10571 W Pico Blvd LA CA 90064
February 18, 10 AM @ Giorgi Porgi, 137 E 3rd St. LA CA
February 19, 10 AM @ Mornings Nights, 1523 Griffith Park Blvd LA CA 90026
February 22, 9 AM @ Primera Taza, 1850 ½ E 1st St LA CA 90033
This project made possible in part by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.