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City as Commons Group Presents:
A Talk by Robby Herbst: Imagining A Different City/Llano Del Rio Rebel City Los Angeles
In this talk spanning sociology, movement theory, and urban practices, Robby Herbst of the Llano Del Rio Collective will introduce the new Rebel City Los Angeles guide; presenting the ideas behind the guide, the evolution of the collective’s work, and share their vision for what the city can be.
The Rebel City Los Angeles guide answers the question, what would Los Angeles look like if vertical power as we know it disappeared?. The illustrated two sided guide helps users visualize the city from below, providing details of a developing infrastructure of people-centered institutions supporting human activities outside corporate dominion; from electricity, housing, education, medicine, and banking. Los Angeles born saint Vaginal Davis said “riding on the subway system and buses,,, are the Southland’s true barometer and soul of the city” and the guide hopes to help you take the temperature. Publication lists over 60 sites, and includes essays by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal and Robby Herbst. Rebel City Los Angeles is a part of the Llano Del Rio Rebel City Project.
Inspired by the 2015 movie Tangerine, the Spanish Municipalist Movement, and David Harvey’s book Rebel Cities, the illustrated two sided guide helps users imagine the city from below, providing details of an infrastructure of people-centered institutions supporting human activities outside corporate dominion; from electricity, housing, education, medicine, and banking. The publication lists nearly 100 sites and includes essays by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal and Robby Herbst. It is a part of the wider Rebel City Los Angeles project.
Rebel City Los Angeles guide is the 6th guide to Los Angeles created by the Llano Del Rio Collective. Previous guides include: Power Points, Utopias of So.Cal., An Antagonists Guide to the Assholes of L.A., Scores For the City, and A Map For Another L.A.
Laura Corcuera González de Garay is a founder and member of the newspaper DIAGONAL, where she writes about science, sexual and gender diversity, LGBTQIA movements and performing arts, an area that she coordinates for the supplement Culturas. She has collaborated with the theater magazines Primer Acto and Artez. Since 2014 she has collaborated with the international magazine Punto y Coma.
She combines her work and communicative militancy with feminist activism and performance. She’s no taller than 5’2’’, but she has studied with great teachers like Jango Edwars, Phillipe Gaulier, Eric de Bont, Esther Ferrer, Antonia Baehr and el Odin Teatret, among others. Her last performative experience was realized in conjunction with the US collective La Pocha Nostra (Atenas, June 2015).
“I combine writing, journalism, performance, theater, and public dissemination of the sciences. I am a feminist activist of the interstellar precariousness, before being a salaried employee of highly respected State institutions. I demonstrate a spirit and vocation for public service; I am a creator of the imaginary institution of society, I can be a transformer for material and immaterial realities, I have a strong commitment to ethical practices, justice, beauty, and wealth distribution. I love the Mediterranean arc, southern Europe.”
Laura Corcuera González de Garay, has a degree in Journalism from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a master’s degree in Semiotics of mass communication, with the thesis “The scene as a tool of sociopolitical dynamization.” She was the Press Officer at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, (MNCN/CSIC) between 2005 and 2007, founded the Periódico del MNCN and the science news agency SINC (FECYT), where she worked as coordinator and chief editor from September 2007 to December 22, 2010.
Our friend Robby Herbst at the Llano del Rio Collective & Speakers Bureau posted this amazing Municipalist Bibliography compiled by Alan Moore (who came out to MPLS this time last spring to begin our conversations on Municipalism). Check it out, it’s a fantastic resource!