OLLI-CSULB Class, May 2017

Lecturing Current, scheduled and previous lecturing

CURRENT AND SCHEDULED LECTURES

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI) AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH (CSULB)

            How to Look at Architecture

            April 5, 12, 26 and May 3, 10 and 17, 2019

https://web.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/centers/olli/registration/  

(562) 985-2398

How to Look at Architecture” classes will expand your awareness about the spaces we live in throughout our lives – streets, buildings, open public spaces. Paris, Berlin, Rome, urban farming and art will be presented through short architecture documentaries produced by Rick Meghiddo, an architect and filmmaker. These will be discussed as interactive Q & A following the screenings.

 How to Look at Architecture” classes are targeted to expand awareness about the spaces we live in throughout our lives – streets, buildings, open public spaces. New documentaries on Paris, Berlin and Rome are presented for the first time. Documentaries on Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and philosophy, and on Bruno Zevi’s thinking will also be screened. These films will be discussed as interactive discussions exploring architecture’s mission, conceiving open spaces, and rethinking the city.

Photo © R&R Meghidd2018. All Rights Reserved.

Class 1: Architecture in a Nutshell                                                 4/5/2019

  1. Introduction

  2. The Wright Way – An Overture (17:21)

  3. Architecture in a Nutshell (9:20)

Class 2: Paris: Lifestyle, Architecture, Urban Green and Art     4/12/2019

  1. Parisians Paris (17:34)

  2. Paris Builds (23:10)

  3. Paris Green Urbanity (12:31)

  4. Brushing Art in Paris (16:47)

Class 3: Berlin: Architecture and Art                                             4/26/2019

  1. Berlin: Architecture (26:13)

  2. Berlin: Shifting Art Bits (7:26)

Class 4. Rome’s Emotional Intelligence                                        5/3/2019

  1. Zevi (20:53)

  2. Emotional Rome (19:32)

Class 5: From Spaces for People to Urban Farming                   5/10/2019

  1. Radio Day Unabridged (26:11)

  2. My Green Journey (16:51) 

Class 6: Art, Architecture and Humanism                                     5/17/2019

  1. The Broad: Art and People Under a Veil (8:33)

  2. Jasper Johns and Vanguard Art Today (14:24)

  3. Wim Wenders’ Humanism (34:23)

  4. Summary: What Defines Urban Life Quality

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PREVIOUS LECTURES

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER – Winter 2019

Skirball page: How To Look At Architecture classes

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER – Winter 2018

Skirball web page – Guggenheim Museum

How to Look at Architecture – Six Classes, January-February

Short architecture documentaries screened:

  1. A Living Room for the City – Disney Hall (9:40’)

  2. The Broad: Art and People under a Veil (8:33’)

  3. A. Cathedral (7:23’)

  4. Tel Aviv Museum of Art (7:04’)

  5. On the Making of the Wallis Annenberg (12:43’)

  6. Architects @ MOCA (5:15’)

  7. From Architecture to Urban Farming – (13:17’)

  8. Tongva Park and the Angelbird (5:29’)

  9. Empty Lot for People (6:17’)

  10. Shooting at Memories (4:57’)

  11. Grand Park – Part One (4:58’)

  12. Streets and Stradaccie (8:34)

  13. A Destination for Learning / L.A.’s Public Library (6:38’)

  14. Cooler than the Mall / The Cerritos Public Library (6:53’)

  15. Gehry in Vegas (7:15’)

  16. Salon Sapiens (9:00’)

  17. Westwood L.A. (31:30)

  18. Downtown L.A. (7:10)

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI) AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH (CSULB)

            How to Look at Architecture 2017, 2018.

Westwood L.A /Westwood Public Library

Jerusalem Journal – The City That Never Sleeps / Westwood Public Library

  • Crossing Borderlines / JNET at Sinai Temple, Westwood
  • Architecture / Veteran Administration, Long Beach
  • Rethinking Greater Long Beach / Long Beach Non-Profit Partnership
  • Master Planning Public Art / American Institute of Architects – Orange County
  • Reinventing Long Beach / Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Re-thinking Long Beach / The Southlander
  • Housing for the Elderly / OLLI/CSULB
  • Venice, Scarpa, Pellegrin / Tel Aviv Museum
  • Introduction to Mario Botta: “The Cube and Beyond,” Westweek, Pacific Design Center
  • Israel: Eighty Years Creating Collective Spaces / UCLA Faculty Club
  • The State of Culture in Israel / Channel 56, Rome
  • Frank Lloyd Wright and the Future of Organic Architecture /  The Association of Engineers and Architects in Israel
Photo © R&R Meghiddo, 2018. All Rights Reserved.
The Wright Way poster / The future of Organic Architecture