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One Day in LA poster
One Day in LA poster

The exhibition of the project as the culmination of the trip
The exhibition of the project as the culmination of the trip

Sociological map of Los Angeles and film diagram
Sociological map of Los Angeles and film diagram

"Reflejos en la ciudad obscura" design. Thinking of an architecture to be filmed
"Reflejos en la ciudad obscura" design. Thinking of an architecture to be filmed

The objects of "Burn, Baby Burn". Objects become political symbols
The objects of "Burn, Baby Burn". Objects become political symbols

Storyboard of "Urbanismo mágico". Storyboard as an architectural tool
Storyboard of "Urbanismo mágico". Storyboard as an architectural tool

"El taller de los sueños". The factory where the american dream is built
"El taller de los sueños". The factory where the american dream is built

"Asian Stock". Natality-nationality in asian communities
"Asian Stock". Natality-nationality in asian communities




ÍNDICE DE PROYECTOS
 
ONE DAY IN LA
Universidad de Alicante
ARCHITECTURE

Networked Dreamers Build the Global City
Boullée defended that architecture is the art of imagine, of generating images and imaginaries. This idea is the start of One Day in LA, which is a proactive and experimental project that approaches Los Angeles and its imaginaries through a personal travel about some of its different ways of life.
Furthermore, by understanding that architecture needs to reinvent itself and find connections with other fields, the project establishes connections between architecture field and film facets. Through the double perspective these fields offer, the project generates a critical positioning of the cultural reality of this metropolis.
The project is based on film and critical material in order to reconfigure an imaginarie, which establishes a social, political and cultural dialogue about this society as well as its architecture and territory. The scenarios, which are built and filmed, are infrastructures, public spaces, industrial and commercial architectures, and domestic spaces. These scenarios approach spectators to a reality that questions the way of life of this city. Thus, the project is a mixing of film materials, wherewith the project has experimented, models and a short film.
All these materials show how the architecture project, which has a cultural and political dimension, is able to build a discussion about the ideas and contexts related to Los Angeles and its communities. Thereby, the project shows how four different communities build the city through their cultural, social and political practices. These communities create public space through their own domestic production. In this domesticity, objects acquire symbol categories, and are related to the way of life of the people who fight everyday to get their space in the public sphere.