Maurice Harris is a LA-based artist who is best known as the visionary behind Bloom & Plume, a bespoke floral design studio located in Echo Park. He’s also the founder of the coffee shop of the same name located right next door. Maurice’s unique point of view, sense of humor, craftsmanship and dedication to his community has made him both one of the most sought after floral designers in LA and one of the most followed florists on Instagram. Harris’ clients include some of the biggest names in Hollywood as well as top tier brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Nike, Gucci, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, MOCA and LACMA among others. Harris has been featured in Vogue, W Magazine, LA Times, Hollywood Reporter, Saint Heron, and appeared on-air for Viceland.
The Civic Media Fellowship at AnnLab aims to strengthen and expand the field of civic media — the use of today’s technologies to create and harness media that connects with communities, inspires action, builds civic capacity and helps sustain social change effort — by pushing the boundaries of what it can be.
As part of the Civic Media field-building activities this spring, AnnLab is holding public chats featuring practitioners — artists, creators, storytellers, organizers and others working at the intersections of media, technology and culture — presenting and sharing their civic media work to inspire and build community with other practitioners. These public chats provide a platform to share and reflect on civic media practice, highlight the work being done and the way folks are working and encourage conversation amongst a growing network.