Video Archive | Diversity (4)

Diane Ghirardo Architecture and Identity in Apartheid...
Ghirardo begins her lecture with an explanation of the geography of Cape Town and discusses the difficulties in assessing history...
The Next L. A. Peter Morrison-clip_4274
Peter Morrison describes the ethnic diversity of Los Angeles and contrasts it with other American, and world urban conditions. He...
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Peter de Bretteville discusses complexity and its various forms in architecture. Roland Coate discusses diversity in the world of...
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Kappe talks about the diversity of the field of architecture, and describes his design process, emphasizing the importance of...

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Ghirardo begins her lecture with an explanation of the geography of Cape Town and discusses the difficulties in assessing history and the associated populations due to unavailability of official records. She discusses the history of the place in relationship to political changes and policies implemented and their role in shaping the neighborhood. The area was always more defined by economic status than ethnicity, housing a diverse population. Additionally, the urban layout and housing types changed over time. These transitions are described in order to challenge distortions that Ghirardo identifies as having smoothed over complexities and fabricating an identity for the place.


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Peter Morrison describes the ethnic diversity of Los Angeles and contrasts it with other American, and world urban conditions. He argues that Los Angeles has been eliminating emissions and effectively dealing with pollution. Morrison outlines job market projections and the region’s workforce.


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Peter de Bretteville discusses complexity and its various forms in architecture. Roland Coate discusses diversity in the world of architecture, proposing that the discipline of architecture will cross traditional boundaries and link with other fields and disciplines, citing Christo, Robert Irwin, and Frank Gehry. Glen Small teases his fellow panelists and labels each with a nickname. He discusses his work on the Biomorphic Biosphere. The tape ends before he finishes.