Video Archive | Suburbs (18)

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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 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...
David J Lewis And Paul Lewis
David and Paul Lewis of Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis discuss a gallery installation that eavesdropped on conversations, and amplified...
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Lewis and Lewis discuss a series of projects addressing the suburban condition, exploring mass manufacturing, mass customization...
Beyond Sprawl Symposium
The video begins with the conclusion of a presentation on the obstacles to low-density housing in Los Angeles by Angela...
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Neil Denari introduces the Spring 2004 lecture series. Roger Sherman introduces Dana Cuff. Cuff remarks that her talk will focus...
Dana Cuff
Cuff remarks that her talk will focus on large residential developments in Southern California covered in her upcoming book, "The...

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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.


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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 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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David J Lewis And Paul Lewis

November 20, 2002 | Video Lecturer: ,
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David and Paul Lewis of Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis discuss a gallery installation that eavesdropped on conversations, and amplified and and relayed them around the space. They describe the tectonic aspect of the installation. They discuss a series of projects addressing the suburban condition, exploring mass manufacturing, mass customization and horizontality. They discuss a proposal to merge sprawl housing with big-box retail. Lewis and Lewis discuss their competition entry for the Great Egyptian Museum. They discuss their intent to create relationships between the community of Giza and the nearby pyramids. A waterway provided unity and also functioned as part of the cooling system for the museum. They explain the different tourist interest areas they created. Lewis and Lewis present a residence hall for the College of Wooster in Ohio. They interviewed students and analyzed the program, to optimize living groups and social spaces. An additional concern was creating a strong relationship between the residence hall and an adjacent park. One of the project constraints was a requirement for a pitched roof, which they exploited to create new spatial arrangements.

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Lewis and Lewis discuss a series of projects addressing the suburban condition, exploring mass manufacturing, mass customization...
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David J Lewis And Paul Lewis-clip_5737
Lewis and Lewis discuss their competition entry for the Great Egyptian Museum. They discuss their intent to create relationships...
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Beyond Sprawl Symposium

The video begins with the conclusion of a presentation on the obstacles to low-density housing in Los Angeles by Angela Brooks-Scarpa. Gary Paige introduces a panel consisting of Jane Blumenfeld, Angela Brooks-Scarpa, Joan Ling, Sally Richman, moderated by Dana Cuff. The panel discusses the issues of sprawl and density as they relate to affordability. They call for a comprehensive analysis of transit, zoning and population in Southern California. They discuss the general plan for Los Angeles that lays out a macro-scale framework. They examine the roles of lenders, investors and architects. Dana Cuff discusses the history of utopian communities, from Ebenezer Howard’s garden cities, Tony Garnier’s Cit? Industrielle, Le Corbusier experiments in urban planning, Archigram’s Plug-in City through the planned Florida communities of Seaside and Harmony, and contemporary utopias by MVRDV, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas. Michael Bell reviews the impact of post-war housing policies on urban and suburban development. The video cuts off abruptly before he finishes.

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The video begins with the conclusion of a presentation on the obstacles to low-density housing in Los Angeles by Angela...
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Gary Paige introduces a panel consisting of Jane Blumenfeld, Angela Brooks-Scarpa, Joan Ling, Sally Richman, moderated by Dana...
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Michael Bell reviews the impact of post-war housing policies on urban and suburban development. The video cuts off abruptly...
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February 14, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Neil Denari introduces the Spring 2004 lecture series. Roger Sherman introduces Dana Cuff. Cuff remarks that her talk will focus on large residential developments in Southern California covered in her upcoming book, “The Provisional City.” She comments on the role of public housing in shaping the urban and suburban landscape and the post-war American city. The federal government defined these trends through funding. She asks, “why did suburban development succeed and modern utopian visions fail, and why was the suburban home not a modern home?”


Dana Cuff

February 14, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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Cuff remarks that her talk will focus on large residential developments in Southern California covered in her upcoming book, “The Provisional City.” She comments on the role of public housing in shaping the urban and suburban landscape and the post-war American city. The federal government defined these trends through funding. She asks, “why did suburban development succeed and modern utopian visions fail, and why was the suburban home not a modern home?” Cuff argues that urban theory needs to focus on unstable and temporary conditions. In much of the development of the past, history is wiped out in discontinuous ways, leaving no trace of former spatial organizations. Cuff characterizes “community building” projects as utopian in their destruction of a past for an idealized notion of a future. Cuff discusses the removal of individuals from their homes through eminent domain, and relocating them in new residences. She cites the development of Elysian Park Heights in Los Angeles and the controversy surrounding public housing in an era of anti-communist sentiment. Cuff discusses the role of the Los Angeles Times in blocking public housing. She describes how the modernist design aspect of faded from urban visions and design ideals for the private housing sector.

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Cuff argues that urban theory needs to focus on unstable and temporary conditions. In much of the development of the past,...
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