Free guide #5 Available Now – Power Points
The Power Points guide offers its users a group of exercise helping them visualize their evolving relationships within partisan, issues based, strategic campaigns. For this guide Artist Rosten Woo transcribed the Power Analysis tool developed by the South Los Angeles based community organization SCOPE (Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education) as a commission for the Llano Del Rio Collective. The guide asks its user to name and frame a cause they are committed to, and then provides them with activities to help map strategic relationships, allies and antagonists. Additionally in Power Points, Woo discusses the historic development of power analysis mapping from Saul Alinsky to SCOPE founder Anthony Thigpenn. The Power Points guide is best experienced as an active process, by working through the exercises Woo provides inside. Power Points will be helpful to anyone considering embarking on a political campaign or immersed in one. Los Angeles County residents may find free copies of the guide at the locations listed below, and may also obtain a free guide by contacting the Llano Del Rio Collective (at email@example.com) with their postal address.
You will also find this free guide at these locations (Hitting the streets next week, cool yer heals ya hot head.).
Rosten Woo makes educational displays. He works in long-term collaboration with grassroots and non-profit organizations to illuminate the politics of places and the mechanics of large systems. He has produced public artworks for the city of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, clockshop, and the California State Parks System. His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Netherlands Architectural Institute, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and various piers, public housing developments, tugboats, shopping malls, and parks. He is co-founder and former executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a non-profit organization dedicated to using art and design to foster civic participation. His first book, Street Value, about race and redevelopment on Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall, was published by Princeton Architectural Press; most recently he was a contributor to LAtitudes: an Angeleno’s Atlas published by Heyday Press in 2015.