CLIENT: Little Tokyo Service Center
ROLE: Place-based Programmer / +LAB Project Consultant

A Community Archive that identifies and reflects on that which is most valuable about Little Tokyo.

Launched project in 2016 with Rosten Woo & Team. Programmed/curated “treasure (archive) gathering and documenting events through panels, exhibitions, cultural demonstrations and screenings in partnership with various Little Tokyo community members.

Takachizu website  © Rosten Woo

Takachizu website © Rosten Woo


CLIENT: Little Tokyo Service Center / Sustainable Little Tokyo
ROLE: +LAB Project Consultant

A community-led effort to preserve the historic First Street North block of Little Tokyo through arts, awareness, and engagement.

Launched brand and social media campaign in 2016 with community stakeholders of First Street North through a community poster contest, hashtag distribution, and original media. With +LAB team, created foundation program for +LAB Artist In Residency program on First Street North which launched in 2018.

Original logo designed by Otherwise with marketing support from After Bruce.

Original logo designed by Otherwise with marketing support from After Bruce.

Edited by Lakan de Leon, Shot by Mike Park, Directed by Maya Santos




CLIENT: Los Angeles Conservancy
ROLE: Media Consultant
PROJECT: LGBTQ Historic Places Series

An original film series that aims to bring together a diversity of stories, perspectives, and experiences that reveal the layered historic and cultural importance of LGBTQ places throughout L.A. County.

Through Form follows Function, Produced/Directed three short films and promotional videos to launch the series in publishing partnership with KCET Lost LA.