Debra Scacco

Compass Rose


Compass Rose is an expansive collaboration connecting contemporary oral histories with historic cartography to better understand the shape of Los Angles. The project draws a direct line from past to present, using the Sanborn Fire Insurance indexes to discuss the long-standing impacts of urban planning policies that implement highways as tools for segregation. Project partners include Los Angeles Public Library, Occidental College, CSUN Sanborn Map Library and LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division).