Town Hall on the Streets of L.A.

Sabrina talks about her project Trailer Talk. Stories from America’s traveling kitchen table converge as she invites civic discourse in the front yard of our streets. Sabrina’s Trailer Talk is a live performance, a community event and a public radio conversation that happens in and around a 1965 BeeLine travel trailer. Video by Gemma Cubero

A Veteran and Homeless on Skid Row

Trailer Talk joined LA CAN (the Los Angeles Community Action Network) in their front yard, on March 8th on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Joseph Thomas was the first to join the dialogue at the traveling kitchen table. It was a disturbing juxtaposition to bring the trailer, itself a symbol of domesticity and a […]

What Does Home Mean to You if You’re Homeless?

Trailer Talk on Main Street at the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) on 3-9-12. The day was spent on Skid Row  in downtown L.A., the center of the city’s homeless community.  “The mission of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) is to help people dealing with poverty create & discover opportunities, […]

Woodstock Revolution

The Woodstock Festival still resonates as a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation, and the legacy of the Sixties reverberates as we negotiate, occupy and celebrate a vision for another world. Why does Woodstock symbolize the dreams, desires and actions of a decade that keeps resonating back to the present social structure? […]

Anti-Fracking “Mic Check” Occupies the Watershed

This piece is from the Binghamton, New York, Department of Environmental (DEC) public hearing on November 17th, 2011. It includes a chant from the anti-fracking rally and press conference outside the hearing and a “Mic Check” (human microphone) from the hearing. This anti-fracking “Mic Check” was used to make a three-minute statement that the public […]

Sympathetic Seeing with Esther McCoy, Schindler and the MAK

  Esther McCoy, The Story of a Person and A City (Trailer Talk visits the MAK during the Esther McCoy show) Esther McCoy’s life from 1904 to 1989 spans the 20th century, but it was in 1945 that she began her relationship with architecture in Los Angeles when she became the draft person for architect, […]

Modernism and Activism Converge Under One Roof

  Esther McCoy, The Story of a Person and A City The drive through the streets of Los Angeles with my a 1965 trailer in tow readying for the Trailer Talk kitchen table conversations with curators Kimberli Meyer and Susan Morgan takes me on a journey through time and history on this rainy morning of […]