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SCI-Arc exhibit will explore post-digital attitudes toward environment and landscapes
Emerging Voices 2018
LA-Más’s vibrant, socially conscious architecture sweeps L.A.
Bilbao (Prison) Effect?
Frank Gehry to teach “The Future of Prison” course at SCI-Arc
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The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) announced last winter that architect Frank Gehry would be teaching one of the school’s elective vertical studios for the spring 2017 semester. According to an image promoting the studio on the university’s Instagram, the studio is titled “The Future of Prison” and “calls on emerging architects to break free of current conventions and re-imagine what we now refer to as ‘prison’ for a new era.”
Could Gehry and his students re-imagine the carceral system the way his firm did with tourist-driven arts destinations? Perhaps the class could propose new designs for the Metropolitan Detention Center in Downtown Los Angeles, the 757-bed jail located just one mile from the SCI-Arc campus. The jail is due to be replaced sometime between 2027 and 2030 under the auspices of the city’s new Civic Center Master Plan. If rebuilt elsewhere, planners would be wise to look to Gehry’s SCI-Arc studio for ideas and inspiration.
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SCI-Arc issues statement in support of immigrants, students in light of Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban
Dear SCI-Arc Community, Let’s remember at this uncertain moment that SCI-Arc was founded on the premise that architecture can make the world better. In almost half a century since a small group of passionate individuals moved into modest sheds in Santa Monica, SCI-Arc has built a global community of students, faculty, and alumni that have dedicated themselves to a noble vision of civilized space. This vision has inspired us to bring the world, in all of its diversity, to our campus here in Los Angeles, and we will continue to do so. Architecture can be a marker in civilization for its finest values and aspirations. It has the capacity to bring people together in extraordinary ways. Recent political trends would have us turn inward and away from one another. This is something that SCI-Arc can never do. We refuse to let architecture become a tool for divisiveness and demoralization. Over the weekend, a new executive order has impacted some of you directly. We want you to know that every one of us is affected by this. What affects one of us in our community affects all of us. We also want you to know that we see it as a profound risk to our core mission and the open future that belongs to all of us at SCI-Arc. Every member of the SCI-Arc community, regardless of where you come from, what you believe, or whom you love, is indispensable to our mission. Creating an environment that stimulates education, speculation and humanity is at the center of who we are and do. SCI-Arc is committed to protecting the rights to all the members of our community, and to do whatever is possible within the law to keep doing so. Now as always we stand together with you to defend a more just and open future. Hernan Diaz Alonso Director/CEO Tom Gilmore Chairman of the Board(Also see: Studio Libeskind comes out against Trump travel ban, will boycott companies that support his administration’s policies)