Video Archive | Utopia (22)

Michael Sorkin-clip_4128
Eric Owen Moss introduces Michael Sorkin, stressing the concepts of asymmetry and freedom and the political organization of...
Yansong Ma MAD Dinner-clip_3366
He concludes with a discussion on the future of his office, and speculates on different directions China might take in the next...
Michael Sorkin-clip_5227
Sorkin describes several urban design projects he has worked on, including senior housing of the future, projects for Jerusalem...
Michael Sorkin-clip_5226
Sorkin agues that the form of the city should be responsive to the site, climate and culture, and only where one of those...
Godfrey Reggio
Godfrey Reggio discusses his film work drawing parallels to architecture. He discusses changes in time and space which are...
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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Dana Cuff discusses the history of utopian communities, from Ebenezer Howard's garden cities, Tony Garnier's Cit? Industrielle, ...
Dana Cuff-clip_5379
Neil Denari introduces the Spring 2004 lecture series. Roger Sherman introduces Dana Cuff. Cuff remarks that her talk will focus...

Michael Sorkin-clip_4128

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February 17, 2010 | Video Lecturer:

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Eric Owen Moss introduces Michael Sorkin, stressing the concepts of asymmetry and freedom and the political organization of urbanism. Sorkin begins with a comparison of Woodstock and Auschwitz, in terms of organizing people, and the role of utopian ideals both situations. He articulates his fear of any utopianism that ends in homogeneity, New Urbanism, McMansions, and Humvees.


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March 26, 2008 | Video Lecturer:

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He concludes with a discussion on the future of his office, and speculates on different directions China might take in the next few years. He presents a project for a high density city in the sky as a commentary on utopian ideals among the Chinese. Ma explains a theoretical project that revisits the history of Tiananmen Square and introduces Russian Soviet buildings into the original context.


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November 6, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Sorkin describes several urban design projects he has worked on, including senior housing of the future, projects for Jerusalem and Beirut, and alterations to the University of Chicago campus. Sorkin’s master plans employ, in places, deliberate vagueness to suggest a range of possibilities. In all the projects, Sorkin stresses ecological and climactic considerations.


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November 6, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Sorkin agues that the form of the city should be responsive to the site, climate and culture, and only where one of those elements is lacking should design be introduced. He describes two utopian master plan projects, Weed Arizona, a new city located in a decommissioned military base, and Neurasia, a city in an undetermined location in Asia. Both of these stress social space and neighborhoods.


Godfrey Reggio

Godfrey Reggio discusses his film work drawing parallels to architecture. He discusses changes in time and space which are occurring as a result of technology. He also talks about how images are affecting language. He states technology is “the new and comprehensive host of life.” Reggio also talks about utopias and “virtual immortality.” He asks the audience if his talk resonates or provokes them in anyway, leading to further discussion. He concludes by showing his short film, Evidence, 1995.


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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Beyond Sprawl Symposium-clip_6427
Beyond Sprawl Symposium-clip_6427
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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Beyond Sprawl Symposium-clip_6428
Gary Paige introduces a panel consisting of Jane Blumenfeld, Angela Brooks-Scarpa, Joan Ling, Sally Richman, moderated by Dana...
Beyond Sprawl Symposium-clip_6430
Beyond Sprawl Symposium-clip_6430
Michael Bell reviews the impact of post-war housing policies on urban and suburban development. The video cuts off abruptly...
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Beyond Sprawl Symposium-clip_6433

Beyond Sprawl Symposium-clip_6433

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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.


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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?”