Rebel City Los Angeles Available Now

21 03 2018

Free Guide #6- Available Now!


Rebel City Los Angeles guide available free now!

The Rebel City Los Angeles guide answers the question, what would Los Angeles look like if vertical power as we know it disappeared?. The illustrated two sided guide helps users visualize the city from below, providing details of a developing infrastructure of people-centered institutions supporting human activities outside corporate dominion; from electricity, housing, education, medicine, and banking. Los Angeles born saint Vaginal Davis said “riding on the subway system and buses,,, are the Southland’s true barometer and soul of the city” and the guide hopes to help you take the temperature. Publication lists over 60 sites, and includes essays by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal and Robby Herbst. Rebel City Los Angeles is a part of the Llano Del Rio Rebel City Project.

L.A. County residents can find free copies at locations listed below. They can also get a single guide for free by contacting the Llano Del Rio Collective (at with their postal address. Non-Angelinos, multiple-copies, or those wishing to make a donation to the collective may purchase copies by clicking the Buy Now button at the bottom of the page.


Free copies available here (tell us about other suitable locations, or if one is out!)
UCLA Downtown Labor Center
Southern California Library For Social Studies
Libros Schmibros
Womens Center For Creative Work
The Public School
Skid Row History Museum
Echo Park Film Center
1642 Bar
Cafe Tropical

Free copy via USPS (LA County residents only)
LA County Residents email with your postal address

Available for Purchase at these stores
Arcana Books
Skylight Books

Buy guide w paypal & USPS (non-L.A. County residents or support the project)

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The Rebel City Los Angeles guide is the 6th free guide to Los Angeles produced by the Llano Del Rio Collective. Previous guides include: Power Points, Utopias of SoCal. An Antagonists Guide to the Assholes of L.A., Scores For the City, and A Map For Another L.A..

Questions, comments, desire to fund a Spanish version of this guide, contact: llanodelrio(at)gmail(dot)com


A People’s Art History Of Los Angeles

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Google maps our Peoples Art History of Los Angeles, inspired by Nicolas Lampert, compiled by Llano Del Rio Collective, Angelinos, and writer Nolan Boomer

A Peoples Art History Of Los Angeles is a Google map developed by the Llano Del Rio Collective with the help of Nolan Boomer. It sights over 70 locations that can begin to constitute a peoples’ art history of the city. It roughly sketches the story of those sights and provides some resources for further study.

In March, 2014 artists Nicolas Lampert visited Los Angeles during a national book tour for his publication, A People’s Art History Of the United States. The Llano Del Rio Collective hosted an event for Lampert at the Los Angeles Public School. With the aid of Lampert, during the event the Collective asked the gathered public to “share historic sites and art projects that can constitute a shared people’s art history of L.A.”. That list formed the basis of a research project followed out by the Collective and writer Nolan Boomer.

Our  partial Peoples Art History Of Los Angeles attempts to locate art, and culturally relevant sites, intrinsic to people’s history of Los Angeles. Compiled in 2015, the map can use some updating, and doubtlessly many additions. However with such art historical locations as Speak, O’ Speak, the Aqualine, and The Great Wall oF Los Angeles, and such social centers as Radiotron, Peace & Justice Center, and the home of Harry Hay, this Google Map begins to illuminate a history of the relationship between creativity and social struggle of Los Angeles. This history is not written by objects in galleries, but created by individuals and communities engaged in struggles for economic, racial, and environmental justice.