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Cleantech Corridor Competition Symposium
Peter Zellner describes the 2010 Cleantech Corridor competition's objectives, intentions, and ambitions. Los Angeles mayor...
Eric Avila The Center Cannot Hold
Eric Avila reviews the development of downtown Los Angeles. He documents the reallocations of resource and capital in the early...
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Wes Jones begins his introduction with a comparison of invisible histories and visible histories, citing Michel Foucault's "Other...
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Eric Avila reviews the development of downtown Los Angeles. He documents the reallocations of resource and capital in the early...
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Eric Avila discusses the spatial context of film noir and its relationship to Los Angeles. Next, Avila reviews the construction...
Eric Kahn & Russell Thomsen Driven By Dilemma
Russell Thomsen and Eric Kahn of Idea Office discuss their background. They describe their first office, Central Office of...
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Michael Rotondi, Jeffrey Kipnis and Hernan Diaz Alonso discuss computer protocols, man and technology, and whether the software...
Symposium What Is The Question
Eric Owen Moss moderates a symposium consisting of distinquished faculty members Jeffrey Kipnis, Michael Rotondi, and Hernan...

Cleantech Corridor Competition Symposium

Peter Zellner describes the 2010 Cleantech Corridor competition’s objectives, intentions, and ambitions. Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa outlines his administration’s sustainable policy initiatives, and encourages continued input, especially from students, to refine them. A brief award ceremony acknowledges the Cleantech Corridor competition’s student and professional winners. The professional entrants describe their entries. The jury discusses Los Angeles’s infrastructure, the shifting political atmosphere and how public support is integral for creating postive change.

 

SCIFI coordinator Peter Zellner hosts a symposium which discusses the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor Competition. Along with the organization of the competition and its award ceremony, the group talks about the entries and the feasibility feats of the projects. They also describe the current Los Angeles condition in regards to policy making, green space, and automobile fetishism.

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A brief award ceremony acknowledges the Cleantech Corridor competition's student and professional winners. The professional...
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Eric Avila The Center Cannot Hold

March 31, 2010 | Video Lecturer:
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Eric Avila reviews the development of downtown Los Angeles. He documents the reallocations of resource and capital in the early twentieth century, and the effects of these changes on the city. Avila explains the social and economic implications of the building of Los Angeles’ first City Hall. He discusses the effects of the Great Depression and the Second World War on the growth of the city, noting accelerated suburban decentralization. Avila discusses the spatial context of film noir and its relationship to Los Angeles. Next, Avila reviews the construction of Dodger Stadium and it’s destruction of the surrounding urban context of Chavez Ravine. Avila critiques Mike Davis and Reyner Banham, especially their predictions of how Los Angeles will develop in the future. Avila expresses regret for the erasure of Los Angeles’ noir past, citing the recent re-development of downtown.

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Wes Jones begins his introduction with a comparison of invisible histories and visible histories, citing Michel Foucault's "Other...
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Wes Jones begins his introduction with a comparison of invisible histories and visible histories, citing Michel Foucault’s “Other Spaces.” Jones outlines the research pursuits of Eric Avila, which encompass topics including cultural history, race and ethnicity, Chicano studies and the history of post-war urban and suburban development in Los Angeles.


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Eric Avila reviews the development of downtown Los Angeles. He documents the reallocations of resource and capital in the early twentieth century, and the effects of these changes on the city. Avila explains the social and economic implications of the building of Los Angeles’ first City Hall. He discusses the effects of the Great Depression and the Second World War on the growth of the city, noting accelerated suburban decentralization.


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Eric Avila discusses the spatial context of film noir and its relationship to Los Angeles. Next, Avila reviews the construction of Dodger Stadium and it’s destruction of the surrounding urban context of Chavez Ravine. Avila critiques Mike Davis and Reyner Banham, especially their predictions of how Los Angeles will develop in the future. Avila expresses regret for the erasure of Los Angeles’ noir past, citing the recent re-development of downtown.

 


Eric Kahn & Russell Thomsen Driven By Dilemma

March 10, 2010 |
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Russell Thomsen and Eric Kahn of Idea Office discuss their background. They describe their first office, Central Office of Architecture, with Ron Golan as co-principal, as both an introspective conversation and an exploration of the late-millennial L.A. landscape. They see their new office, Idea Office, as a shift from the hermitic and reflective to the engaged and projective. Thomsen and Kahn discuss their Spring 2005 Stentorian installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, citing a range of influences from tensegrity, flamenco, and the Stravsinky/Nijinski ballet Rite of Spring.

The video ends abruptly during images of the Stentorian installation.

 


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Michael Rotondi, Jeffrey Kipnis and Hernan Diaz Alonso discuss computer protocols, man and technology, and whether the software or the designer is more influential in contemporary design. They discuss materialism, production techniques, and cultural associations, and the role of the architect.


Symposium What Is The Question

Eric Owen Moss moderates a symposium consisting of distinquished faculty members Jeffrey Kipnis, Michael Rotondi, and Hernan Diaz-Alonzo. They discuss representation, imagery, functionality, materials, and contemporary culture. Coy Howard, Elena Manferdini, and Chris Genik pose questions for the panelists. They reflect on the recent death of Raimund Abraham.

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Michael Rotondi discusses the impact of terrorism on architecture and how, for example, embassies reflect contemporary values and...
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The panelists discuss fashion and its historical relevance to architecture. They compare and contrast the two arts discussing...