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“...anything to do with conceptions of space will suggest very different ways of constructing knowledge." – Gaston Bachelard

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Hello!

Welcome to our first official newsletter! We are very thrilled to share with you all of the exciting things happening with our media studio Form follows Function.

In this newsletter you will find:

Who we are
FFFridays, and our latest contributions to the KCET DEPARTURES "Land of Sunshine" blog
Two upcoming events that will be screening our work!

Enjoy!

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Who We Are.

FORM follows FUNCTION is a collaborative media studio creating non-fiction, short form videos connecting architecture, people and place.

As an open studio, FfF seeks to collaborate with people (architects, designers, and dwellers alike) who are interested in telling unique stories around the built environment and its impact on people’s lives.

FfF Personnel consists of Maya Santos, Joel Quizon, and Rani de Leon.

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FFFridays on KCET's "Land of Sunshine" Blog.

Early this year, our friends at KCET DEPARTURES invited us to do a monthly blog on "Land of Sunshine"!

FFFridays, our monthly blog, features our work and also collaborations with guest writers who want to share unique perspectives on places around them.

Here's a rundown of what you'll find...

FfF's EXCLUSIVE SERIES "TRACES"

TRACES is a short documentary video series exploring the history of places through stories told by people who were there.

Do you know of a place we should trace today?

LET US KNOW!
email: info@fffmedia.com

Please enjoy our last two episodes below!

TRACES NO. 2: UNION

120 JUDGE JOHN AISO STREET
DOWNTOWN LA, LITTLE TOKYO
1922 - 2012

Our latest installment to TRACES, sheds light on a building that has been around for 90 years and has maintained an essential function for this side of downtown LA.

The Historic Japanese Union Church, now Union Center for the Arts, was built to last not only as a building but as a space for community.

Watch how it all came together HERE!

TRACES No. 1: RADIOTRON

715 SOUTH PARKVIEW STREET, MACARTHUR PARK
1982 - 2012

TRACES broke ground in February with an 80s Tribute to Macarthur Park's one and only Radiotron aka Youth Break Center Inc., a place that quickly became an icon for early west coast hip hop. Through the memories of Carmelo Alvarez, Founder/Director, we trace a building that is no longer there and reveal an imprint that is larger than life.

Watch it HERE!

FfF COLLABORATION: WALKING RANCHO GLASSELL

You never know what you'll find just taking a stroll in your neighborhood. In our March installment to FFFridays, we collaborated with Maryam Hosseinzadeh in creating a portrait of her neighborhood and its surroundings in Glassell Park.

Read, watch and listen HERE!

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Upcoming Screenings!

What's better than an invitation to screen in a real theater in a real festival with real people?

Come celebrate with us as we watch our latest work on the big screen at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival as part of the shorts program, "Where You Least Expect Us".

Monday, May 14, 7pm

CGV Theater
621 S. Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005

More info and tickets HERE!

We are very pleased to be able to share our very first installment of TRACES with an exhibition called, re:present L.A..

re:present L.A. aims to explore, challenge, and depict the multiple representations of Los Angeles. The selected artworks engage with the city highlighting various portrayals that respond to the present social landscapes.

May 3rd thru July 27th

Opening Reception: May 3, 6 to 9 p.m.

VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM
Community Focus Gallery

East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099

More info HERE.

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Thank you for reading our first newsletter ever.
We appreciate your support + collaboration. Let's keep connecting!

With love,

FfF

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“Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects… the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se…” – Charles Eames

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