This video contains more local TV broadcasts about the SCI-Arc Urban Odyssey project, interspersed with bits of documentaries and TV coverage of marathan at the Montreal Olympics. In the first segment KNXT-TV reporter Bill Applegate speaks with Glen Small about the “modernistically designed and colorful futuristic community.” In the next clip from 1975, Bob Dunn reports on the pneumatic tent community designed by SCI-Arc students. The last clip is an extended interview with Small from 1976, on the “Saturday” program, focusing on the 1976 student work at the Habitat Forum in Vancouver. He goes on to discuss Century City and his view of urbanism in Los Angeles.
Video Archive | Tents (3)
This video contains three broadcasts about the SCI-Arc Urban Odyssey program, a one week urban camping trip in student-built tents at various locations around the city. In the first segment, the hosts of KABC-TV’s “A.M. Los Angeles” morning show poke fun of the students and ask if they’d like to remove all buildings and replace them with a tent city. Those interviewed respond that their interest is in taking advantage and connecting with the city in a new way and to work within its context rather than continue a push toward the boundaries of the urban area. Adhe Lathi and student Bambi Moise are interviewed more sympathetically on KCAL-TV’s “The Morning Show.” The last clip is a brief report on the project by reporter Dick Garton for the KTLA-TV evening news.
This video functions as a time capsule for SCI-Arc’s early days including shots of the interior of the Berkeley Street building, students, and models and drawings by students. It includes a news segment and interview
with Glen Small about SCI-Arc students and a project to design tent structures which they lived in over the course of a week in locations around Los Angeles. Additionally, the opening moments of several lectures from the schools initial lecture series are included.