Video Archive | Identity (8)

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Gow presents projects at a larger architectural scale. They employ varying degrees of balance and imbalance in both vegetation...
Teddy Cruz
Introduced by Chris Genik, Teddy Cruz presents a selection of his work and explains the motivations behind them. A new dividing...
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Chris Genik introduces Teddy Cruz by saying that his work has established new territories and boundaries within the discourse of...
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...
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Josep Fuses discusses the influence of Italo Calvino and Michelangelo Antonioni on his ideas. He discusses the issue of...
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Dolores Hayden reviews the urban history of Los Angeles in terms of cultural landmarks. She identifies her goal of re-inserting...
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Billie Tsien proposes "a rock in the water" as a first touchstone image of her training and professional life. She recounts her...
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Zumthor argues that every work of architecture is a commentary on trends, history, and context. He questions the role of the...

Teddy Cruz

October 29, 2008 | Video Lecturer:
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Introduced by Chris Genik, Teddy Cruz presents a selection of his work and explains the motivations behind them. A new dividing line splits the globe in two, separating the northern industrialized countries from the underdeveloped southern countries creating new ideas about sovereignty by encouraging migration. Cruz’s practice centers within the conflicts that arise from this division and seeks to participate in designing a redistribution of resources. Opportunities to participate lie within the process of importing and exporting that defines every major global city. Most of Teddy’s work focuses on the conflict that comes from the interrelationship between factories, labor, and emergency housing in Tijuana, Mexico.

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October 29, 2008 | Video Lecturer:

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Chris Genik introduces Teddy Cruz by saying that his work has established new territories and boundaries within the discourse of identity. His practice is based in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico and he is Associate Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism in Visual Arts at the University of California San Diego. Through his work, Cruz engages the convulsion of identities caused by the trans-border movement of migrant populations.


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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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January 28, 1998 | Video Lecturer:

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Josep Fuses discusses the influence of Italo Calvino and Michelangelo Antonioni on his ideas. He discusses the issue of authenticity, showing images of factories, Belgian suburbs, and houses in South America. He discusses identity and difference, advocating an architecture rooted in truth. Fuses reflects on his work in terms of critical regionalism and postmodernism


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November 6, 1995 | Video Lecturer:

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Dolores Hayden reviews the urban history of Los Angeles in terms of cultural landmarks. She identifies her goal of re-inserting lost ethnic histories back into downtown Los Angeles, while making ethnic identities more visible in general. She challenges the modernist and pop culture histories of L. A. made popular by Charles Moore and Rayner Banham. Hayden describes “The Power of Place,” a project in collaboration with UCLA graduate students documenting the economic development of the city. She chronicles the Biddy Mason’s struggle for livelihood in a changing Los Angeles, and the commemorative Biddy Mason Park.