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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    International Center for Urban Ecology is a nomadic laboratory for future cities Projects have examined the phenomena of depopulation development and change in developed cities around the world The practice is one that engages the city at the intimate level of the pedestrian as a way to obtain an alternative reading of how cities are shaped To learn more watch a short film about Kyong Park s New Silk Road

    Original URL path: http://intotheopen.org/media/media_park.php (2016-02-14)
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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    San Diego into an epicenter of alternative housing prototypes produced by collaborative groups of architects acting as developer builders They are committed to producing alternative densities inclusive of diverse economies and types of dwelling Learn more by watching a short

    Original URL path: http://intotheopen.org/media/media_smith.php (2016-02-14)
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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    s residents live below the poverty level many without access to plumbing in trailers without kitchens and more than one quarter of the population is currently receiving food subsidies from the government The percentage of unemployed residents at 13 1 is more than double the average for the state and over 33 of residents live with disabilities Rural Studio have worked doggedly in this area close to two decades providing dignified community based housing and municipal structures As a university based programme Rural Studio teaches its students that success as an architect depends on direct social engagement with the community As such it leaves successive generations of empowered citizen architects who are able to navigate their way through otherwise economic and political deadlock Of course architecture in the United States has lurched back and forth between social engagement and indifference since at least 1932 when the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Modern Architecture The International Style highlighted or according to some critics created a split within the field Conceived by historian Henry Russell Hitchcock architect Philip Johnson and MoMA director Alfred Barr The International Style show presented modern architecture as the new style imported from Europe that had evolved from new materials and ideas about contemporary habitation Arguably the position espoused by Johnson Hitchcock and Barr defined the profession in North America from that time onwards Branding formalism myopic obsession with the upper and middle classes these are the hallmarks of the majority of American architecture But was there ever an alternative outlook The historian Lewis Mumford who had visited European housing projects throughout the 1920s was asked to participate in the MoMA s exhibition section on housing Mumford s argument that modern architecture had evolved out of social welfare concerns such as the movement for decent housing for all segments of society was in direct conflict with the exhibition s more formalist position Mumford however continued to make his social argument about architecture throughout the rest of the 20th century It would be too simplistic to conclude that he lacked adherents and followers but his approach has remained the minority view in architecture Indeed it could be argued that the split between these dueling positions between formal concerns and social engagement remains one of the most important dilemmas for today s architects Can the problem of where architecture is going ever be thought separately from the larger problem of community and public forms of solidarity Must the ethical and the aesthetic always be in direct opposition These questions are not just for philosophers Our exhibition Into the Open Positioning Practice and the practitioners we have highlighted clearly enters the fray and takes Lewis Mumford s side That s not to say form in architecture is unimportant Nor do we believe either that architecture is simply a social project full of rhetorical symbolism Questioning traditional architectural methods does not mean dispensing with all of the values of architecture per se but rather tackling each situation s unique complexity There are

    Original URL path: http://intotheopen.org/commentary.php (2016-02-14)
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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    Posterity Hall National Constitution Center left Slought Foundation right Photo credit Tasha Doremus Matthew Thomas Cianfrani Installation at Parsons The New School for Design 2009 Sheila C Johnson Design Center Photo credit Whitney Cox Sheila C Johnson Design Center Photo credit Whitney Cox Estudio Teddy Cruz 60 linear mile section San Diego Tijuana 2008 Photo credit Whitney Cox left Matthew Sussman right Chalkboard Wall Drawings By Visitors Photo credit Matthew Sussman The Edible Schoolyard Yale Sustainable Food Project Model Schoolyard Garden Photo credit Matthew Sussman Installation at the US Pavilion La Biennale di Venezia 2008 Estudio Teddy Cruz 60 linear mile section San Diego Tijuana 2008 Photo credit Ryan Reitbauer Duggal Visual Solutions The Edible Schoolyard Yale Sustainable Food Project Model Schoolyard Garden Photo credit Ryan Reitbauer Duggal Visual Solutions Into the Open Rotunda with Blog Stations left Photo credit Ryan Reitbauer Duggal Visual Solutions Into the Open Gallery D right Photo credit Eric Holm Into the Open Gallery C Photo credit Eric Holm Into the Open Gallery A and B Photo credit Ryan Reitbauer Duggal Visual Solutions Images of Featured Projects The Center for Land Use Interpretation Post Consumed The Landscape of Waste in Los Angeles 2008 left Tour of the Monuments of the Great American Void 2004 right Estudio Teddy Cruz 60 linear mile section San Diego Tijuana 2008 left Expanded model of architectural practice and research 2008 right the Center for Urban Pedagogy CUP CUP Process Diagram 2003 left The Subsidized Landscape 2003 2005 right Design Damon Rich Brooklyn New York Detroit Collaborative Design Center Hay House Detroit Michigan 2001 left House Wrap Detroit Michigan 2004 right Design Corps Migrant Bath House Prototype Sampson County North Carolina 2003 left Migrant Farmworker Housing Adams County Pennsylvania 2003 right The Edible Schoolyard Yale Sustainable Food Project King Middle School

    Original URL path: http://intotheopen.org/press/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    Giardini Published 11 2008 Additional Press Coverage La Biennale di Venezia Architectural Record Repositioning practice Teddy Cruz 2008 PDF Publico es Espacios para la accion politica 2008 PDF The Architect s Journal Ten things to see at the Venice Biennale 2008 PDF artkrush com Interview with Teddy Cruz 2008 PDF San Franscisco Chronicle Civic adventures with Rebar design collective 2008 PDF ARTINFO Depth in Venice William Menking Aaron Levy and

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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    of San Diego whose spectacular fence installation explores the dynamics of urban conflict on either side of the U S and Mexico border from San Diego s affluence to homelessness in Tijuana The Edible Schoolyard is a project conceived by the noted chef and restaurateur Alice Waters in response to the lack of nutritious food served in many public schools Young students plant and tend a garden and use its produce to prepare their lunches and snacks Working in cooperation with the Yale Sustainable Food Project exhibition organizers have developed a model growing garden within the gallery featuring local and seasonal vegetables and flowers that reflect the cultural diversity of New York City from artichokes fava beans and lettuces to Hakurai turnips and Osaka purple mustard greens Another featured project is Roll Out House by New York based architect Deborah Gans a humane housing solution for displaced populations that is manufactured of lightweight flexible materials and provides both a physical and social infrastructure We like to label this exhibition the first architectural endeavor of the Obama presidency It is a call to arms for architects across the country to seek out new forms of practice and to recognize that traditional methods of architecture need to adapt to meet contemporary life says William Menking founder of The Architect s Newspaper who organized the exhibition along with co curators Aaron Levy Executive Director of Slought Foundation and Andrew Sturm Director of Architecture for the PARC Foundation In addition to Deborah Gans other New York based activists and projects include The Center for Urban Pedagogy CUP New York which deconstructs the complex financial underpinnings of housing construction through an interactive model illustrates the diversity of housing subsidies in the United States Laura Kurgan s Spatial Information Design Lab employs complex mapping and animation

    Original URL path: http://intotheopen.org/release_parsons.php (2016-02-14)
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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    on view public programs projects participants images multimedia design organizers sponsors credits press info Why this Exhibition Ipod Tour National Constitution Center Watch more segments Website presented by Slought Foundation

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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    view public programs projects participants images multimedia design organizers sponsors credits press info the Center for Urban Pedagogy Ipod Tour National Constitution Center Watch more segments Website presented by Slought

    Original URL path: http://intotheopen.org/media/ipod_videos/cup.php (2016-02-14)
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