Karina Nimmerfall: 1953. Possible Scenarios of a Discontinued Future

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Graz, 2015
With a text assembled from historic
records: 1942–1962
48 pages, engl.
21,6 x 27,9 cm
38 colour illustrations
accompanied by a text booklet of 32 pages

Edition Camera Austria

ISBN 978-3-902911-16-2

 

Book Launch:

Camera Austria
Kunstquartier Bethanien,
Room No. 137,
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
25. 6. 2015, 7pm

Description

In 1953, Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander’s master plan for a new modernist form of utopia—a city within a city, for a population of 17,000, at the site of Chavez Ravine, a location situated just northwest of downtown Los Angeles—was inevitably abolished after causing a vicious local public housing war, initiated by private developers, real estate lobbyists, and the power of the media. Deploying Red Scare politics and propaganda, this local battle eventually affected housing programs throughout the nation, representing the end, as well as the beginning, of a new era …

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