The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) commissioned Professor Pato Hebert to guide the residents from Palo Verde Apartments in a series of workshops to develop and create a zine. Residents of this Los Angeles Family Housing permanent housing facility in North Hollywood are transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.
Participants together chose to create an advocacy tool that would inspire homeless people to seek permanent housing. Short phrases throughout the zine provide a glimpse of their lives while experiencing homelessness.
The work is a product of monthly discussions and visits to LACMA. The group spent time together as neighbors in their courtyard making art, watching the ecplise and sharing food.