This Park is Made By People
A true story told in public
California State Parks commissioned this permanent work to tell the story of the Chinatown Yards Alliance and the creation of the Los Angeles State Historic Park. The 20-year saga is simultaneously one of the landmark cases of Environmental Justice in America, and a bittersweet story of half-fulfilled dreams.
The project consists of a central sculptural and an additional 9 markers spread throughout the park - each with an associated audio segment that threads dozens of interviews and oral histories into a warts-and-all story of political action, community organizing, and backroom deals - all the pieces that came together to create the 32-acre park that sits at the site today.