Critical Infrastructures: Center for Land Use Interpretation

Critical Infrastructures: Center for Land Use Interpretation from The Architecture Foundation on Vimeo.

Matthew Coolidge, Center for Land Use Interpretation (Los Angeles), in conversation. Chaired by Owen Hatherley, writer and journalist; author, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain.

The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is a research and education organization based in Los Angeles, interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create. We believe that the manmade landscape is a cultural inscription, that can be read to better understand who we are, and what we are doing. The organization was founded in 1994, and since that time it has produced dozens of exhibits on land use themes and regions, for public institutions all over the United States, as well as overseas.

Constructed Ground

Constructed Ground from Cory Silva on Vimeo.

This is based on an essay on landscape urbanism by Linda Pollak. The ideas and theories explained in the video are from Pollak and Lefebvre.
Film by Oscar Gomez, Jared Schmidt, Derek Sergison, Cory Silva.

Landscape Mosaics

Landscape Mosaics from Aaron Dang on Vimeo.

Cal Poly Pomona
College of Environmental Design
Landscape Architecture -LA402 Winter 2011
Andy Chew, Aaron Dang, Trent Keegan, Aaron Reece

Park Twickel: Michael van Gessel [Video by DutchDFA]


A video with Michael van Gessel discussing his designs and process.
Some of the best Design and Architecture interviews and videos on the internet have been commissioned by DutchDFA – Dutch Design Fashion Architecture (DutchDFA) is a four-year strategic programme (2009-2012) that aims to strengthen the international position of these sectors through a joined-up approach by partners in The Netherlands and intensive collaboration with international partners.
CREDITS Director: Geert van de Wetering, Camera: Menno Mans en Niels de Roos, Sound: Bram Meindersma, Editing: Maurik de Ridder, Kleurcorrectie: Maurik de Ridder, Music Sound Design: Big Orange, Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering, Producer Submarine: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Produced by Submarine,

Urbanized: A Documentary Film needs funding

Gary Hustwit, Director of Helvetica and Objectified is looking for financial backing for his new film Urbanized.

We’ve already spent over a year and some substantial production costs making Urbanized, with over 100 people involved in the film thus far. We’re knee-deep in the editing process now with Helvetica editor Shelby Siegel, but we still have several more filming trips to make this spring, and then we tackle post-production tasks like sound editing, color correction, and other tech work before completing the film this summer.

Urbanized is a totally independent project: we don’t get government funding or grants. And while we’ve been honored to have PBS and the BBC broadcast our films, they don’t produce them or help us make them, they license broadcast rights to the films after we finish them. So Urbanized is being funded mainly by revenue from my previous two films.

You can pledge money at Kickstarter. Depending on the amount you pledge you will receive a t-shirt, DVD or Box Set of his three films.

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