Free Guide #4 Available Now- Utopias of So.Cal.
Also Related events at Santa Monica Museum through July
As the present moment appears fixed in the destructive-ideology of hyper-capitalism this guide locates places in Southern California where other ideologies have reigned. Utopias of So.Cal. is a free (to LA County residents) two-sided printed map/guide to current and historic utopian communes, colonies, and intentional communities in Southern California. Sited in the guide are collectives founded on ecology, socialism, spirituality, free expression, queer liberation, and feminism. 23 current and historic lebenskunst sites (a San Diego group committed to facilitating interplanetary dialogue, a LA based community founded on Chicana/o art and consciousness, a Santa Barbara colony credited with inventing the hot tub and the Renaissance fair). In coordination with the release of this guide, Llano Del RIo is presenting a series of public events (May 28, June 25, July 23rd) in a tree house located by the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Pick a guide up at the sites listed below or email your address to Llano Del Rio and we’ll post one to you.
Utopias of So.Cal. contains reflections on the persistence of these colonies in our own utopian consciousness’ written by contemporary artists, filmmakers, and writers; Sandra De La Loza, David Frantz, Janet Sarbanes, Mady Schutzman, Jodie Willie and the Women’s Center For Creative Work (WCCW). This guide, like all Llano Del Rio guides, is free and available to residents of LA county through the mail (send firstname.lastname@example.org your postal address) or around town (listed below). Non-residents of LA may purchase a copy of the guide online with our friends at Half Letter Press or through & Pens Press. Utopias of So.Cal. was organized and written by the Llano Del Rio Collective with Erin Schneider, print design by Content Object.
Utopias Of So.Cal. Available Here (as soon as we get ’em there)!
Ave. 50 Studios
Central Branch, LA Public Library
Echo Park Film Center
Golden Bridge Yoga
Highways Performance Space
Los Angeles Eco-Village
Antelope Valley College Art Gallery
Mystic Journey Bookstore
One Life Natural Food Store
Santa Monica Museum Of Art
Self Help Graphics
Southern California Library For Social Justice
Thank You For Coming
The Public School
The Yoga Collective
Santa Monica City Public Library
Venice Beach Branch, La Public Library
Related Events at the Santa Monica Museum Park Treehouse
Where is Utopia Of Southern California? A conversation with members of the Llano Del Rio Collective Members
Wednesday, May 28
Sounds For Another Tomorrow- a night of Utopian Music
Date Wednesday, June 25
Utopia, A Double Feature: Dear Comrade and The Source Family
Wednesday, July 23
Dear Comrade at 7:30
The Source Family at 9p