Email from Lisa Salem:
On Sunday 15th May, at noon, I'm setting out of my house in Echo Park, Los Angeles, and not returning until I've walked the whole of L.A. I'm going to trek the city of Los Angeles like an explorer charting uncharted territory. And I'm going to be stopping people on the streets and inviting them to walk with me too - and videoing what happens when they do from a video camera attached to a baby stroller I'll be pushing around with me. The footage from that, along with photos and writing, will be regularly updated into a video blog while I'm on the road and later compiled into a film of what LA revealed itself to me as when I stepped out of the bubble of my car, my tv and my preconceptions.
Basically, I'm looking for poetry where it's often easiest to miss it.
Please check out my website!
Walking Los Angeles seems like a good response to that city, as noted before. So check out Lisa's site and donate if you like what you see.
Related: Beck, his music, and getting the bus in Los Angeles [via George - ta!]