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The Next L. A. Kevin Starr
This event did not take place at SCI-Arc. An event organizer welcomes the audience to the "Restructuring Urbanisms: the Next...

The Next L. A. Kevin Starr

This event did not take place at SCI-Arc. An event organizer welcomes the audience to the “Restructuring Urbanisms: the Next L.A.” symposium, outlines the topics and introduces some other participants. Kevin Starr provides the keynote address for the symposium. He talks about the history and myths of Los Angeles, stressing how native American settlements, Spanish planning, American logistics and infrastructural engineering have created a unique urban complex. Starr compares and contrasts Los Angeles with other American and world cities. He characterizes the region as a product of whimsy and fiction, identifying it with Jay Gatsby.

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Kevin Starr reviews the background of the Los Angeles region, arguing that different conquests have drastically changed the...
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Kevin Starr analyzes some stereotypical views of Los Angeles. He stresses the networks that define Los Angeles, and the cyclical...
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Kevin Starr responds to questions from the audience, on the image of Los Angeles, the instability of that image, the...