ARTBOUND, Participatory Cultural Journalism, & SoCal’s Creative Spirit

by Brettany Shannon

Artbound on LA#itself

Welcome to the first installment of the limited series podcast, Los Angeles Hashtags Itself. Our first episode features a conversation with Juan Devis, senior vice president of content development for KCETLink, the largest independent television network in the United States and executive producer of today’s focus, KCET’s Artbound.

Devis shares with us what happens when you dedicate multiple online platforms, streaming video capabilities, and the power of social networks to telling the story of Southern California’s rich and diverse arts and culture. For starters: despite what many believe, Angelenos love their local history.

Enjoy, and click below for shows and topics we discussed.


Artbound and KCET

Artbound –
KCETLink –

Artbound documentaries

Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West

Third LA with Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne

L.A.’s artisan ecosystem stories, video shorts, and culminating Artesanos / Artisans documentary

Artesanos / Artisans documentary –

“Haute Shoes: Raul Ojeda’s Handmade Footwear Merges Craft and Fashion” [short] –

“Cultural Collisions: Cisco Pinedo’s Craftsmanship” –

“How Los Angeles Artisans Connect to Their Mexican Roots” –

“Bending Tradition: How Mexican Artisans Craft Los Angeles” –

Otis creative economy report –


Los Angeles Hashtags Itself is produced by Aubrey Hicks, Jonathan Schwartz, and myself, and mixed by Corey Hedden.







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