From the Village of Ushwanga to Portola Springs in the City of Irvine
Welcome new readers! Thank you readers who’ve sent helpful feedback on last week’s An Introduction to the Creator Economy: A Revolution in Work and Content Creation. I’ll be doing a deep dive of the Creator Economy including its impact on libraries and more soon. Today, I am pleased to launch the Local News (a little bit more about it is here) section of Infophilia.
Finally, we arrive at the recognition that civilization needs an honorable dwelling place, and that the conditions of making that place ought to depend on what is most honorable in our nature: on love, hope, generosity, and aspiration. - James Howard Kunstler, Home from Nowhere: Remaking our Everyday World for the 21st century.
A recent event recognized the Acjachemen People’s presence in Orange County, California. 10,000 years ago, the park, in which the dedication took place, was the village of Ushwanga / U∫rónvanga area. Today, it is the modern village - an exemplar neighborhood - utopia - called Portola Springs, in master-planned City of Irvine. Irvine was founded only 50 years ago. Enjoy my video (~8 min) of the cultural activity, and formal dedication ceremony. I also share some research about the Acjachemen People who lived in Ushwanga / U∫rónvanga from time immemorial, the people who live here now, and insight on urban planning and development, and economics, into wellbeing and the American Dream.