SORO NC is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with KCET's Departures series.
Los Angeles is often called the city of sprawl, a place with no center and no cohesiveness; a series of suburbs that erase the concept of place, neighborhood and community. But beneath the intricate web of freeways lies an amazing, contradictory city like no other. To better understand our city, KCET's Departures series has ventured deep into neighborhoods to record their social and cultural histories, collecting hundreds of stories from locals to scholars, creating multi-layered portraits of the people, places and ideas that define our city.
Departures is an oral history project, an interactive documentary, a community engagement tool, and a digital literacy project in the online space, using video, images and text to bring Los Angeles neighborhoods to life.
As we begin exploring South Robertson with KCET, we are mapping the important places that reflect the shifts and characteristics of the community. And that's where you come in.
Please send us any story or ideas that may help tell the story of South Robertson. Which places in the area are important to you, and why? Do you have any stories that relate to the neighborhood? Your contributions will help to enrich this upcoming installment of Departures!
You can read more as the project grows by visiting Departures where you can fill out a form to submit your stories. And if you have interesting photographs, documents or artifacts that help tell pieces of the SORO story, be sure to let us know!