Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Is Government about fixing problems?

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This is a great video comparing governments efforts to pass Civil Rights and Medicare and the current passing of the Healthcare bill. While this video is not about city planning it does affect everyone and brings up the question that we as planners face everyday, are we in charge of fixing problems? Obviously I believe that we are but there is a large segment of people who feel that any government planners are obtrusive. That's why I feel the question of whether government is about fixing problems is a great question to ask.

March 22: Rachel Re: Rachel Maddow points out the way that the health reform debate clarifies the difference between conservatives and liberals and asks, "Do you want a government that does something or don't you?" Hell no you can't, or Yes we can?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Baltimore Staple

World Famous Faidley's Seafood stand in Baltimore's Lexington Market. To learn more about the people and places that make Maryland unique visit marylandlife.com
Slideshow by Edwin Remsberg

Friday, March 12, 2010

The HIDMO - Gentrification in Seattle's Central District

This is a 10 minute documentary on the gentrification of Seattle's Central District. This video focuses on the recent targetting of the Hidmo Eritrean Cuisine restaurant.

Seattle's Central District

This is a video made for a research project about the Central District of Seattle based on the music video and lyrics for "Home" by Jake One featuri...

This video was made solely for educational purposes with all sources properly cited and given credit.

The streets of Seattle

Jake One - Home feat. Vitamin D, Note, Maneak B and Ish

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Day in New York City

The Sandpit is a video composed of 35,000 tilt-shift photographs taken in New York City. Director Sam O’Hare said:
"I have always loved time-lapse footage, and films like Koyaanisqatsi especially, which allow you to look at human spaces in different ways, and draw comparisons between patterns at differing scales. I also really liked the tilt-shift look of making large scenes feel small, and wanted to make a film using this technique with New York as its subject. "
Original Music: composed by Human, co-written by Rosi Golan and Alex Wong.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Graffiti Chile: Grin

Grin, a Chilean artist who has been active for more than a decade. Grin combines his passion for graffiti with another urban discipline: architecture. He practices both in enormous murals that play with depth and texture, and sometimes they merge with the structure of the building itself:

Photos by: KELP (www.kelp.cl)

Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter and muralist born in Guanajuato City, Guanajuato. Studied painting in Mexico before going to Europe in 1907.While in Europe he took up cubism and had exhibitions in Paris and Madrid in 1913; he then had a show in New York City in 1916. In 1921 he returned to Mexico, where he undertook government-sponsored murals that reflected his communist politics in historical contexts.
His personal life was as dramatic as his artwork. In 1929, he married Kahlo who was roughly 20 years younger. The two had a passionate, but stormy relationship, divorcing once in 1939 only to remarry later. She died in 1954. He then married Emma Hurtado, his art dealer. Rivera died of heart failure on November 24, 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico. Rivera's talent for historical murals and his tributes to earthy folk traditions made him one of the most influential artists in the Americas and one of Mexico's most beloved painters.

Market in Tenochtitilan

Pan American Unity

Pan American Unity

Totanac Civilization

The World

Detroit Inudstry Mural North

Detroit Inudstry Mural South