Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sunshine or Noir

Having lived in the City of Angels and gone through architecture school in the 80’s I can attest to the readings. Benham’s interpretation of LA and its four ecologies reminded me of my fetishism with LA. Coming to the city … Continue reading

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LA, Sunshine or Noir

Please post your comments on readings for our next session here. Mike Davis, Fortress Los Angeles: The militarization of Urban Space Aaron Betsky, Nothing but Flowers: Against Public Space Reyner Banham, Los Angeles, The Architecture of Four Ecologies (selection).

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Suburbia – links

Further to our discussion on suburbs and their representation: and also..

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American Suburbs

Here is an eloquent video on the phenomenon of the suburb. It represents different forms of its development and brings a reflection on the sociocultural problems which it leads.

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Fishman contends, “…. the new city is a city a la carte.” A megalopolis based on time rather than space facilitated by the communication technologies, offers new ways of thinking about our cities bound by time and not distance. He … Continue reading

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who is taking what…

Here is the list of the art pieces chosen: Ashley: PoubelleKim: CondoMatt: White SpaceJacynthe: NIP Paysage’s courtyardsZamila: ArchicontreCamille: The sketches of the bus route (sorry I can’t find the correct name)Tanya: AveugleElisabeth: Planespotters

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CCA-MTL Meet the artists

Reminder: today at CCA there are talks with some of the artists participating in this section of ABC-MTL. Today, February 9th: Maxime Larrivee-Roy, Vincent Lalonde-Dupuy, Pierre Moro-Lin, Xavier Coulombe-Murray, Jessica Auer, Douglas Moffat and Kesso Saulnier.

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