Video Archive | Architecture in Los Angeles (87)

Kenneth Frampton & Eric Owen Moss Dialectical...
Kenneth Frampton responds to questions from the audience concerning his criticism of OMA's CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, the new...
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Jean-Louis Cohen characterizes SCI-Arc as the intersection of L.A.'s architecture culture and a culture of subversion, which...
Graduation 2013
Eric Owen Moss begins SCI-Arc's 2013 commencement by describing thesis weekend and the Graduation Pavilion as expressions of...
Eric Owen Moss In Conversation With Sylvia Lavin-clip_8244
Eric Owen Moss points out the relevance of Sylvia Lavin's series of conversations for Making + Meaning students in the audience,...
Eric Owen Moss In Conversation With Sylvia Lavin-clip_8245
Using the Ave Piladas's 1980 Venice Beach group portrait as a point of reference, Sylvia Lavin and Eric Owen Moss debate how...
Confederacy Of Heretics Symposium Eccentric...
Todd Gannon frames the afternoon's discussion as a consideration of architectural drawing circa 1979 and its implications for...
Confederacy Of Heretics Symposium Eccentric...
Andrew Zago explains his analysis of the Heretics' work in terms of a taxonomy of seven spatial projections: parallel projection,...
Confederacy Of Heretics Symposium Eccentric...
Hernan Diaz Alonso concludes the Heretics symposium by identifying an alternative set of cultural coordinates for 1979, including...

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Kenneth Frampton responds to questions from the audience concerning his criticism of OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, the new Barnes Foundation building, clients, and current architecture in Los Angeles.


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Jean-Louis Cohen characterizes SCI-Arc as the intersection of L.A.’s architecture culture and a culture of subversion, which continue to make the school an essential source of new ideas about space, construction and geometry. He congratulates the students on the three kinds of education they have enjoyed: explicit training in the curriculum, practical experience working in offices, and the latent training derived from L.A.’s distinctive urban context. With this background, Cohen urges new graduates to reconfigure thought and practice in ways that resonate in Los Angeles, and beyond.


Graduation 2013

Eric Owen Moss begins SCI-Arc’s 2013 commencement by describing thesis weekend and the Graduation Pavilion as expressions of SCI-Arc’s values.  Jean-Louis Cohen characterizes SCI-Arc as the intersection of L.A.’s architecture culture and a culture of subversion, which continue to make the school an essential source of new ideas about space, construction and geometry. Eva Franch i Gilabert remarks that while her education stressed what architecture was, SCI-Arc’s culture stresses what architecture could be. She advises the recent graduates to resist becoming either one of the three dominant types of architect–the Enabler, the Iconographer, or the Agitator–but strive to be all these at once, a fourth type she names the “SCI-Arc Architect.” Alumnus Stuart Magruder (M.Arch 1997) encourages the new graduates to get licensed and contribute an architectural viewpoint to public debate. Graduating M.Arch student Stefano Passeri describes his educational experience as learning how to change, and learning from each other, in a community where it’s impossible not to share. Hsinming Fung presents the Alpha Rho Chi Medals, Henry Adams Medals, Henry Adams Certificates and SCI-Arc Service Awards. Hernan Diaz Alonso and John Enright present the graduating B.Arch, M.Arch 1, M.Arch 2 and ESTM and SCIFI students with their diplomas. Moss presents the merit awards for best undergraduate and graduate thesis, and the SCI-Arc Gehry Prize.

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Eric Owen Moss presents the merit awards for best undergraduate and graduate thesis, and the SCI-Arc Gehry Prize.
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John Enright and Hernan Diaz Alonso present the graduating Emerging Systems and Technologies/Media and SCI-Arc Futures...
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John Enright and Hernan Diaz Alonso present the graduating M.Arch 2 students with their diplomas.
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John Enright and Hernan Diaz Alonso present the graduating M.Arch 1 students with their diplomas.
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Hernan Diaz Alonso and John Enright present the graduating B.Arch students with their diplomas.

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Eric Owen Moss points out the relevance of Sylvia Lavin’s series of conversations for Making + Meaning students in the audience, in demonstrating ways of talking about architecture. Lavin asks Moss why he became an architect. They discuss his educational experiences at Berkeley and Harvard, and working in William Pereira’s office in L.A.


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Using the Ave Piladas’s 1980 Venice Beach group portrait as a point of reference, Sylvia Lavin and Eric Owen Moss debate how architectural practice was structured in L.A. in the Seventies, and the relevance of that model today. They discuss SCI-Arc, and Lavin asks Moss to articulate what his years as director might mean.


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Todd Gannon frames the afternoon’s discussion as a consideration of architectural drawing circa 1979 and its implications for architectural drawing now. He points out how 1970s architectural ideologies were invested in specific drawing styles, from the New York Five to  Beaux-Arts influenced postmodernists, and how the Heretics architects seemed to work across these battle lines.


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Andrew Zago explains his analysis of the Heretics’ work in terms of a taxonomy of seven spatial projections: parallel projection, perspective, plan rotation, flat projection, sectional rotation, graphic wrap and eccentric projection.


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Hernan Diaz Alonso concludes the Heretics symposium by identifying an alternative set of cultural coordinates for 1979, including the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Blondie, the Clash, as well as Steve Jobs. He notes that his teachers in Argentina considered the work coming out of Los Angeles corrupt–which he accepts, but consider a virtue. He doubts there is any point in looking back at this work, except as a register of what is valued now. He concludes by stressing that architecture needs to speed up.