Hybrid architectural structures based on existing and historical buildings from surrounding neighborhoods are depicted in Metro Art-commissioned artist Kim Schoenstadt’s artwork for the future Crenshaw/LAX Line’s Fairview Heights Station.
In conjunction with her station artwork, Schoenstadt is collaborating with two community leaders — Kelli Jackson, owner of Hyde Park-based Hank’s Mini Market, and Arianne Edmonds, archivist and founder of the JL Edmonds Project— on an art activation called #MemoryFutureLabs.
#MemoryFutureLabs encourages people with connections to the Hyde Park and Inglewood communities to contribute stories, memories, and hopes for their neighborhoods for a collaborative community display at Hank’s Mini Market from now until May 2.
Hank’s is a grocery store and cultural hub in Hyde Park that hosts interactive arts activities for the neighborhood.
Folks are invited to consider the following prompts:
- Describe your favorite place in Hyde Park and/or Inglewood and a memory associated with it.
- What is your vision for the future of Hyde Park and/or Inglewood?
Responses can be shared in-store where people will be able to write out their thoughts and print a photo to place on a large display at Hank’s.
Not currently in the area or able to attend? Responses and photos can also be submitted online to be posted on the display, and for possible feature on Hank’s Instagram feed. Click here for the Google Form, or send submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All contributors will also have the option to opt-in to having their stories archived in the digital collections of the Los Angeles Public Library, too. This will ensure the stories and memories of Hyde Park and Inglewood residents are preserved and accessible to community members and the world.
Click here for more information about the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Art Program.