Project 7

I’m interested in explorations of the ‘margins’ of the cultural core of Los Angeles: Orange County, the San Fernando Valley, the Inland Empire, and farther afield, Ventura and San Diego counties. I’d like to in particular explore cultural connections between Latin alternative music in the margins of Los Angeles with Latin alternative music in Mexico City and Mexico’s cultural cores. In Mexico City, the corresponding regions are Satelite, Ciudad Neza, Ecatepec, Villa Coapa, and elsewhere. What connections across media can we chart?

That’s my proposal for the USC/Getty alumni arts journalism fellowship. Finding ways to chart fusions and connections between social media, musical media, and musical subcultures between Mexico City and Los Angeles.