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Remapping-LA: Hollywould is a community-driven participatory project merging social engagement, artistic experimentation, and technological research to enable collaborative investigation and expression of and about the neighborhood's physical, cultural, and social environments.

The project promotes and supports collective research and creativity as essential pillars for strengthen identity, civic engagement and community empowerment.

Remapping-LA: Hollywould:

  • trains residents in the use and design of cutting-edge technology (interpretive databases, online media, mobile computing, etc.)

  • creates environments that help people record, interpret, and express regarding urban environment, their social concerns, their shared identies, and their civic participation.

  • supports public demonstrations of participants' work which enable the wider Los Angeles community to explore their reality, share their self-discoveries, and engage in dialogues about the city its past, present and future.

Remapping-LA: Hollywould is community-centered and community driven, and is fundamentally conceived and developed as a process of investigation, reflexion, and dialogue by and for the members and constituencies of the community. This process is participatory from the ground up with virtually no preconceived components and no ultimate objective but itself. The community's involvement is generative, and evolutionary, modular and systemic.

These are the community groups that participated in the first cycle of the project:

Gay and Lesbian Elders Housing

LACER-Star after school program, LeConte Middle School

The Oasis of Hollywood

Business Improvement District Staff

Hollywood Street Cleaning Crew, Clean Streets

Street Performers, Hollywood Walk of Fame

For more information of the participating groups and their process please visit the project's wiki site:


Pick up a mobile media device and explore the cultural itineraries and portraits created by neighborhood youth, seniors, street cleaners, movie star impersonators, and employees of the Business Improvement District. Access the community voices, stories, images and sound as you walk through Hollywood Blvd.

Starting at LACE (6522 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood)

Everyday (October 9-12) Thursday 9th: Noon – 6:00 PM
Friday 10th: Noon – 9:00 PM
Saturday 11th: Noon – Midnight
Sunday 12th : Noon – 6:00 PM


Join the Hollywood community groups and the REMAP team in celebrating their collective project. This participatory media-game event will mix bowling with participatory media creation.

Lucky Strike Lanes (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood)

October 13 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm


REMAP's Cultural Civic Computing system will also provide the media architecture for the following events:

De / Tours Around Alt Hollywood Part I
Sunday, October 12, 2008. 4:00PM – 5:00 PM
Groups will leave from LACE and be taken on guided tours of Hollywood. Each group will receive a Nokia mobile media device to document their tour and build collective maps of their interests.

De / TOURS Around Alt Hollywood Part II
Sunday, October 12, 2008. 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Pig’n Whistle (6714 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood)
Tour groups will regroup and refresh at this classic Hollywood restaurant, while participating in the creation of a tour media collage.

a collaboration of REMAP (UCLA), Freewaves and CENS (UCLA)

produced by: Fabian Wagmister, Anne Bray, Jeff Burke
directed by: Fabian Wagmister and Jeff Burke

Production Team:
Alejandro Wagmister, Claire Hassl, Diego Robles, Dustin O'Hara, Francesco Capodieci, James Dellemonico, Ryan Dorn, Ryan Glennan, Taylor Fitz-Gibbon, Sara Daleiden, Tania Picasso, Vidyut Samanta.

Participating Community Groups:
Clean Streets:
Byron Escobar, Fernando Rosales, Jose Tobar, Gustavo Vargas.

Business Improvement District (BID):
Joe Mariani Jr., Sarah MacPherson, Katie Ullman Zandona.

Anne Bray, Sara Daleiden, Claire Hassl, Tania Picasso.

Gay and Lesbian Elders Housing (GLEH):
Wayne Blohn, Roger Davis, Nancy Dominguez, Paul Nesbitt, Rudolpho Perez, Dale Raynolds, George Seehuus, Michael Shreiber, Clarence Williams, Buzz Young.

LeConte Middle School/ LACER STARS:
Stephanie Cisneros, Vardan Demirgian, Chris Gonzalez, Paula Gonzalez, Adrana Hernandez, Brittani Houde, Melesio Lopez, Alex Molina, Angie Quintanilla, Ellena Rodriguez-Davey, Hernan Rodriguez Davey, Naajia Shuki.

Street Performers

The Oasis of Hollywood:
Brianna Benitez, Jeffrey Gonzalez, Lupe, Norma, Milton Joya, Brian Serrato, Tara.