site-specific art and design for communities
  • Cell phone app with sound clips for Walk Watts

Walk Watts

Site: Watts, Los Angeles, CA

Designers: Jeanine Centuori and Cate Roman, Graphic Designer

Assistants: Alex Kim, Briana Pong

Client: Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Walk Watts is an interactive self-guided cell phone app tour of the community of Watts in South Los Angeles.  This tour highlights overlooked stories and events that have shaped this remarkable community.  These stories, as told by the Watts community, eclipsed by the world-wide acclaim of the Watts Towers, present visions of hope and positive community engagement.  These stories preserve a rich history of the Watts neighborhood that run the risk of being lost.  There are three components to this project: temporary environmental graphics, a z-fold pocket map, and a downloadable app titled HOLLA (Hear Our Local Legacy App).