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.
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.
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.
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.
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.