Seminar Research Project, Spring 2015
DES 3332 Urban Cultural Ecologies of Progressive Places
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Instructors: Susan Snyder, George Thomas
This project takes a close look at major cultural transformations in the history of downtown Culver City, California. Asking the question, "To whom does this place really belong?" it identifies romantic notions of ideal cultural heritage that have embedded themselves in the built environment and argues for more progressive spaces with accessible housing, diverse retail, pedestrian-dominant circulation, and public art that invites people to shape their own environment.
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