Lisa - Member, Knit Riot

Lisa, who chose to remain anonymous for this interview, is a member of the knit-bombing collective the Knit Riot. As a gentler iteration of street art Yarn bombing uses knitted or crocheted cloth to "tag" the built environment. Knit Riot devotes its tagging efforts to increase awareness for arts education in the city - their latest bombing was a knitted tree in front of Aldama Elementary School in Highland Park; hanging from the yarn where art supplies for the students at the school. Lisa illustrates the motives and rationale behind the members of Knit Riot, many who are all parents, mainly mothers, and their role in revitalization of the Arts and Craft movement in Highland Park.


Linda Taira - Corridor and Special Studies Branch Chief, Caltrans


Laura Cooper - Associate Professor, Art Center College Of Design