Camp La Jolla Military Park

2008
Camp La Jolla Military Park Tour, University of California, San Diego

Camp La Jolla Military Park involved creating a data collection system for investigating relationships of power within the Military Academic Industrial Complex in Southern California. As a case study, I researched the historical, geographic, and economic ties between the University of California, San Diego, regional defense contractors, and the U.S. Military.

In order to make the information accessible to many audiences I borrowed the vernacular language and imagery of the National Park System, and announced that a national park had been founded to appreciate the ongoing military history of the area. During an exhibition I converted a gallery space into a temporary museum, and distributed information about the park via a brochure, a website, and daily golf cart tours.

Read more about this project: Camp La Jolla Military Park: Creative Disturbance Through Adaption of National Park Iconography in the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (2011).

Park brochure

Park website and archive administration interface

The tour

Taxonomy

The exhibition

Photographs from the park

UCSD Job Fair

Historical images

Exhibitions

  • Drones at Home (in collaboration with The Periscope Project) at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) Gallery, University of California, San Diego, Mar 7-Sept 14, 2012.
  • "Disrupt this Session: Rebellion in Art Practices Today" presentation at College Art Association (CAA) Conference, Los Angeles, Feb 22-25, 2012.
  • Published "Camp La Jolla Military Park: Creative Disturbance Through Adaption of National Park Iconography" in the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (PJIM) Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2011), New York, NY.
  • Digital Checkpoints Exhibition, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), Ithaca, NY
  • Cross-Disciplinary Productions exhibition, Division of Arts and Humanities Gallery, University of California, San Diego. Curated by Tatiana Sizonenko.
  • "Camp La Jolla: A Defensonomy," presentation at the Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties at the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center, San Diego, CA, March 8, 2008.

Tags

defense industry, Department of Defense, intervention, military, museum, research, University of California, San Diego, UCSD, war, technology, engineering, National Parks