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The Culver Dream

Deconstructing cultural conflict and barriers to progress in downtown Culver City, California

 Seminar Research Project, Spring 2015  DES 3332 Urban Cultural Ecologies of Progressive Places   Harvard Graduate School of Design  Instructors:  Susan Snyder ,  George Thomas   Abstract: 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.  ►  PDF download of written document   Scroll down for sample images! ▼

Seminar Research Project, Spring 2015
DES 3332 Urban Cultural Ecologies of Progressive Places
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Instructors: Susan Snyder, George Thomas

Abstract:
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.

PDF download of written document

Scroll down for sample images!

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