Movable Karaoke, Wilshire/Western Metro Station. CC image by Wendy Hsu
Movable Karaoke, Wilshire/Western Metro Station. CC image by Wendy Hsu

Movable Parts is a collective of artists, musicians, designers, technologists, and community organizers with a shared mission to deploy creative practices to re-imagine the streets and public spaces of Los Angeles. Inspired by our research on global street cultures, our efforts augment the spatial and social flow of the public sphere at a human scale in the globalized city of Los Angeles. We promote communalism and believe in the power of pedagogy. We make available our design, implementation details, and other project-specific knowledge through workshops and online documentation. Experimenting with high-tech and low-tech modes of practices, we make and transform materials ranging from the cultural and embodied, to the mechanical and computational.