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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2013
... domination and regulation in Los Angeles, most especially regarding the experiences of youth of color, the 818 Session promotes a culture of dance and play that collectively reshapes their environment and challenges much of what constitutes public space in Los Angeles. Here, in an empty Ralphs grocery store...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 118–125.
Published: 01 December 2012
... archives – a series of original artist books - blend Pre-Columbian and Western record-keeping practices with running historical references to make real the ongoing mythologizing of the group, and to offer alternative readings of California history and public space. © 2013 by the Regents of the University...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Hawthorne discusses the evolution of public and private space in Los Angeles, competing plans for the future of the Los Angeles River, freeways, housing, climate, and much more. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Third Los Angeles Los Angeles River Frank Gehry boulevards...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 62–67.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in the city as a commons, a city that supports existing residents and new arrivals by integrating them into the collective spaces and systems perhaps best represented by public transportation. That there are entire networks of free transit options available to only some of the city’s wealthiest...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... With little overlap between the Latino and techie demographics, the threatened dilution or disappearance of Latino San Francisco is very real. A long-defining characteristic of the Mission District has been its public murals, which first appeared in the 1970s in response to various local and global...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... alongside a community kitchen to feed those who were in the greatest need. Over the protests of sugar plan- tation owners and cattle ranchers worried that thirsty squat- ters would squander water needed for agribusiness, the Secretary of Public Works provided water pipes. The pipes were installed, and a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., following only his creative instincts and aesthetic impulses. He continued expanding and mod- ifying the gardens throughout his life. Baldasare Forestiere died in 1946 at the age of sixty-seven. After his death, the Underground Gardens were opened to the public as a museum10 He built it as a way to cool off...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 2016
... a commu- nity to claim the right to be educated. This in turn, led us to ask the following: Is our city designed for reading? Is public space planned for sharing stories? Is the act of reading aloud perceivable in Los Angeles? Literary justice promotes the importance of read- ing in the public realm...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... caught in a storm off the California coast. She situated her home on a low bluff with a view of the Bay overlooking the Amphitheater. The Amphitheater was just one of the many public spaces the residents of the Bulb built or adapted as the kind of agora or marketplace found in any small town. The...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... operation of land markets, you ll usually end up producing the opposite result from what you intended. Over time, for instance, improvements in urban public space raise home values and tend to become amenity subsidies for wealthier people. In dynamic land markets and central locations, nonprofits can t...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to pro- vide any answers. The anti-monument expresses the pub- lic s refusal to accept death as the final condition. Moreover, the anti-monument s appropriation of public space, just blocks away from formal memorials to Mexican history A´ngel de la Independencia and the Monumento de la Revolu- cio´n...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... seemingly endless sprawl of the city reversed when thousands of new housing units were built downtown, and artist-activist Lauren Bon turned thirty-two acres of urban wasteland into cornfields. Her next project, Bending the River Back into the City will create sustain- able public spaces along the LA...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... transportation sys- tems and flashing urban lights instead, there are decidedly slow subjects: smoke wafting up from sticks of incense, the gentle sway of red lanterns, old men sitting in a public park, slow pans of a mostly horizontal landscape, a feeding fish. The most intense movement comes from a rapidly...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 110–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Museum/ The Inside-Out University A Conversation E ditor s note: In 1873 when California s flagship public university moved to itspresent location, then part of Oakland Township, the edges of its campus wereopen to the ranchland surrounding it. The university profoundly shaped the city that incorporated...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2016
... building resilience and vitality of communities. A N A S T A S I A L O U K A I T O U - S I D E R I S is the associate dean of academic affairs and urban planning professor at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on the public environment of the city, its physical representation...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... physical and institu- tional spaces. But it is not only digital tools that have enabled this softening; it is also an ethic based on diversity and difference that reimagines the public university as sites of engagement that are multidirectional and nonhierarchical in the past, present, and future. Against...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2016
... humanity both in California and beyond. Yours, Jason S. Sexton Notes 1 For an earlier account of the LA School, see Michael Dear, The Los Angeles School of Urbanism: An Intellectual History Urban Geography 24.6 (2003): 493 509. 2 Publications, interactive maps, and online exhibitions for each project can...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
... proven difficult to change because our institutions are less malleable than we might wish, and because they provide a sense of permanence some would say a false sense of permanence in the face of broad shifts in the external conditions surrounding the academic enterprise such as the withdrawal of public...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... fields of study such as film, mapping, spatial and social ethnography, and public arts interventions helps enrich the description and under- standing of the urban (see for example the ideas of Banfill, Presner, and Zubiaurre in this issue of Boom). The second contribution can be described as the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and in his collages more generally, Bearden collapsed the public and private spaces of African American life along with spiritual practices and encounters, suggesting the multiplicity of black experiences. Art histo- rian Kobena Mercer argues Bearden s shift to the medium of collage allowed the artist...