LITTLE SAIGON: SIX FIELD TRIPS GENERATING
Alan Nakagawa, Artist
Orange County Museum of Art
Starting with a photo survey of cultural destination signage Isabel Avila and I took along the freeways surrounding Little Saigon in Orange County, I have started a getting-to-know Little Saigon project. As an outsider, what are the opportunities to learn about this community?
How do outsiders visit a community they know nothing about? Should they visit? Why don't they visit? When they do visit, what do they find? Is there a right approach? What are the issues the community has with outsiders?
Six field trips will be scheduled and the public invited to experience a variety of historic points of interest in hopes to generate discussion and interest about Little Saigon. After each of these events, I'll generate a product of design/ documentation and display it in the Museum.