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    Westwood LA

    Sunday, September 27, 2015

    A personal view of Westwood. It mixes past, present and future through interviews with residents and offers a wide imagery of the place’s layers and secrets.

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    Crossing Borderlines

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    An accompany text to the video Crossing Borderlands, the blog illustrates some of the thinking beyond projects, migrations and actions of the Meghiddo couple. It is a story of challenges through cultures and disciplines.

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    Farm Urbana in Downtown LA

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Farm Urbana in Downtown LA is an embryonic installation of what may become a standard feature on urban rooftops. Two professors of information technology from UCI visit it to find out how the merging of technologies may help to make life sustainable.

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    On the Making of the Wallis Annenberg

    Sunday, December 29, 2013

    The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, called “The Wallis,” has good bones. It is relevant for three reasons: 1. its setting in dialogue with the existing urban context; 2. the symbiosis created between an historic landmark and a new building; and 3. the contemporary art language used for its expression.

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    Youthful Sustainability

    Saturday, October 19, 2013

    “Solar Decathlon” is an interdisciplinary students’ competition for the design of sustainable dwelling units. Twenty finalist groups built their version of solar-powered houses that were expected to be cost effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Shown at the Orange County Great Park, it attracted thousands of people hungry for housing solutions.

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    Empty Lot for People

    Sunday, September 22, 2013

    An empty urban lot becomes alive through the performances of a Hispanic theater group and a dance group from CSULB. The event delivers a powerful message on the need for public urban spaces.

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    Architects @ MOCA

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    The architecture exhibition “A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture in Southern California” shows a large number of works by both veterans like Gehry, and Morphosis, and by a younger generation of architects. Besides providing an initial taste of it, this video brings the camera to “the real thing,” the sites of two architects’ works: Eric Moss’ multiple buildings in Culver City and Hagy Belzberg’s “Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust,” completed in 2010.

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    Shooting at Memories

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    Mount Zion is a Jewish cemetery in East Los Angeles, ten miles from Downtown L.A.. Founded in 1916, it was intended for free burials of poor Jews. The final resting place of about 7,000 graves, it has been seriously vandalized over the years. This video documents the place’s condition in June of 2013.

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    A Place for People in Los Angeles

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    San Pedro’s Ports O’Call is a unique place for people of all ages. The place touches all senses. It is a place from which architects, designers, planners and decision-makers in politics and investment financing can learn a few things on how to touch people’s emotions.

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    Streets & “Stradaccie” in L.A.

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    This video explores some streets and “stradaccie” (“ugly streets” in Italian) in Los Angeles, not as tourists, but as observers of the multiple messages they carry. It covers an area of approximately 10 x 16 miles (16 x 25 kilometers) which includes Inglewood, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown L.A., Chinatown and Koreatown. The street is the primary urban space. It acts upon us 24/7 throughout our lives. It synthetize what we are as a culture and also contributes in shaping what we are as individuals.

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