Archive for April, 2011
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Here is another summary of the last two lectures I attended at UC Berkeley.
I’m posting this with some delay: I took a brief respite from blogging but have accumulated lots of new art and poetry to share.
Some housekeeping is on hand (adding links, tags categories etc..), but that is for another day.
1. CED (College of Environmental Design) Lecture Series:
Donna Erickson: Connecting Urban Open Space: Implementing Metropolitan Greenways in North American Cities
Quote from the lecture:
Forgotten is the fact that defined space, visionary space- not open space-makes the pulse race and the place pulse.
2. Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) Seminar Series: Infilling California: Tools and Strategies for Infill Development
- Joe DiStefano, Principal, Calthorpe Associates, an urban design, planning and architecture firm based in Berkeley
- Bill Anderson, Director of the City of San Diego’s Planning & Community Investment Department
- Megan Gibb, Manager of Portland Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Program
Moderator: Robert Cervero, Director, IURD, and Professor of City and Regional Planning UC Berkeley
During the last, San Diego came up several times!
On Friday, April 08 I also had the pleasure of sitting in on Jeremy Till’s presentation of his book “Architecture Depends”. This was a provocative lecture to say the least, presented in a very unusual format. I will share some thoughts from it next.
1. Golden Crochet Light , Personal Editions, Marcel Wanders, 2007.
2. Nastro bench by Gio Tirotto.
3. Wing modular system and indoor/outdoor dividers by Michael Koenig.
Click the image to be taken to the designer’s website.
From: Gridskipper- Maps and News for Urban Travelers
1026 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110
A San Francisco refuge for coffee-drinking hipsters,
Ritual Coffee Roasters has very little to take issue with
– strong cups of coffee (brewing their own brand as well as …
those of others), free wi-fi. and late-night cups of coffee.
Wind your way through the maze of laptops and curl your hands
around a great cup of coffee while working on that novel of yours. [link]