The Citizens Of Culture is a community and conscious media platform that aims to inspire passionate individuals to take an active role in the shaping of the future. We highlight individual and organizational culture centers that are doing what they can to make the city a better place. Each has a niche that they have carved their own and in one way or another are a contributor to the resurgence of a quality of life not seen in Los Angeles since the 20′s.
At the center of our content is the believe that we can only affect sustainable change by addressing issues from a holistic standpoint. We engage in discussions about art, music, film as well as education, government, and business spanning the gambit of our society’s concerns and the notions at the core of our culture.
Citizens of Culture offers event programming, facilitate workshops, and from time to time may even throw a good ol’ fashioned PARTY. By connecting the people and places in a meaningful way we solidify the bond between the coffee shop and the soccer mom, by shedding a light on both emerging and established talent we inform and inspire.
We aim to bridge the gap between commerce and community and highlight the institutions that color the city with the culture we enjoy. By connecting with each other we build relationships and share ideas that allow us to move forward collectively, affording us a quality of life not seen since 1920s.
The LA Renaissance begins now.
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Natalie Patterson is a poet and teaching artist. She maintained the seat producer of Da Poetry Lounge for 7 years and is now teaching in high school, colleges, and private group work.
Def Sound is a music dealer (DJ) and recording artist that peddles his unique brand of hop-hop on the farthest corners of the Milky-Way Galaxy. He is our resident music guru and can pick out your favorite song, just by staring into your eyes.
Christopher Captain is a fashion photographer and photojournalist that hails from LA. And is a firm believer in the idea that ” we are all family”. When he is not shooting content for Citizens of Culture he is the studio manager at Box 8 Studios and the Creative Director of his own creative suite Today Looks Like.
Emily Twombly not only cleans up all the editorial mistakes that pass by her, she runs the operation from an organization perspective as well. She is a spitfire with a soft side and a DJ herself. Catch her spinning records at El Prado or selling them to you at Origami Vinyl.
Maceo Paisley is an entrepreneur and events coordinator but his creativity reveals itself through many other disciplines. Most notably his company Paisley Sockwear, a bold, conscious sock solution for creatives just like himself.