Video Archive | Urban design (106)

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CJ Lim outlines his Food Parliament project (2011-3), proposing a radically new layer of food production and distribution...
CJ Lim Food City
CJ Lim begins with a discussion of different ways food distribution and production shape communities, and describes some of...
Michael Sorkin How Green Is My City
Michael Sorkin argues that as the globe urbanizes, the city as a sustainable, equitable and beautiful site of social...
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Michael Sorkin outlines the current state of urban life worldwide, arguing that even as the globe becomes urbanized, the city as...
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Michael Sorkin outlines his research into ways of enabling New York City to produce its own food.
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Michael Sorkin discusses projects for new cities: Weed, Arizona (1994), Houguan Lake Ecological City (2010) and Qingtan Lake...
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Sarah Whiting discusses "Notes around the Doppler Effect and Other Moods of Modernism," an article in Perspecta #33,...
Keller Easterling Extrastatecraft-clip_8010
Keller Easterling discusses the current global proliferation of generic urban environments, which she calls "matrix...

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February 4, 2015 | Video Lecturer:

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CJ Lim outlines his Food Parliament project (2011-3), proposing a radically new layer of food production and distribution superimposed over existing London. Taking a cue from the actual Parliament, Lim’s project creates built analogues for eighteen key parliamentary roles and sites, from The Queen and Westminster Hall to members of parliament and Big Ben.


CJ Lim Food City

February 4, 2015 | Video Lecturer:
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CJ Lim begins with a discussion of different ways food distribution and production shape communities, and describes some of the inefficiencies of the existing food infrastructure. He guides the audience through his Food Parliament project (2011-3), which superimposes a layer of food production and distribution over present-day London, employing built analogues for eighteen key parliamentary roles and sites, from The Queen to Big Ben.

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Marcelyn Gow welcomes CJ Lim of Studio 8 Architects, and professor of architecture and cultural design at the Bartlett,...

Michael Sorkin How Green Is My City

October 13, 2014 | Video Lecturer:
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Michael Sorkin argues that as the globe urbanizes, the city as a sustainable, equitable and beautiful site of social possibilities is disappearing. He discusses his projects for new cities in Arizona and China, and describes his research into ways of enabling New York City to produce its own food.

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Eric Owen Moss introduces Michael Sorkin as an author, architect, planner, and educator who defies the convention of...

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Michael Sorkin outlines the current state of urban life worldwide, arguing that even as the globe becomes urbanized, the city as a sustainable, equitable and beautiful site of social possibilities is in danger of disappearing. He insists that the master plan remains a necessary tool for designers.


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November 6, 2013 | Video Lecturer:

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Sarah Whiting discusses “Notes around the Doppler Effect and Other Moods of Modernism,” an article in Perspecta #33, 2002, which she wrote with Robert Somol to attack the anti-object trend as critical posing, derived from simplistic opposition between object and context. As a counter-example of how objects and context interrelate, she discusses her research into the development of IIT campus within the context of Chicago’s South Side.


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March 13, 2013 | Video Lecturer:

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Keller Easterling discusses the current global proliferation of generic urban environments, which she calls “matrix space.” Though promoted by “quants and McKinsey consultants,” these projects are often unprofitable, and unsustainable. Easterling stresses how they tend to leave spatial forms as their only and most enduring legacy. She argues that architects need to augment their knowledge of object form with skills in developing active forms–designing systems of growth and contagion. She cites the rule-based, open-ended Oglethorpe Plan for Savannah as a precedent.