SAN DIEGO: BORDER CITY
On this day we will shine the light on San Diego, a 372 square-mile region of land and sea, perched between Mexico to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. We begin our day at Bread & Salt in Logan Heights (aka Barrio Logan). There, we will learn about a community's fight against marginalization and gentrification, our unique position in housing as an epicenter of architect-led development, and our thriving bi-national art scene.
VENUE: BREAD & SALT
9:00 am Buffet Breakfast
9:45 am Overview of Day: James Brown, LF ‘09
10:00 am Keynote Address: Carolina Miranda
An American arts journalist and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Carolina was awarded the Rabkin Prize for Visual Arts Journalism in 2017. More about Carolina here.
11:00 am Topic Groups*
Three topic groups will occur simultaneously, please make a selection accordingly. Each group will include an afternoon tour
in relationship to its topic; feel free to mix and match as transportation allows. View panel topics here.
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Afternoon Topic Tours*
3:00 pm Informal Gathering Bread & Salt or
Afternoon Business Meeting
Moderated by Rob Stein
1. Introduction of new Council Officers
2. Governance Committee suggestions
3. Preparing for the 50th Anniversary Celebration
5:00 - 9 Reception and Dinner at home of James Brown and Isabel Dutra
2859 Nutmeg Street
San Diego, CA, 92104
*As part of this evening's event, a Mezcal talk and tasting will take place. Bottles will be available for purchase.
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Chicano Park and Barrio Logan Gentrification
Located just blocks from Bread & Salt, Chicano Park is the largest collection of Latino murals in the world, and on the National Register of Historic Places and is San Diego's newest designated National Landmark. This panel will discuss the monumental murals and the significance of the Chicano mural movement, exploring the evolving interpretations and issues of gentrification, tourism, leisure and commercial land development, and expansion of this homeland within the community of Logan Heights.
Walking tour of Chicano Park and Barrio Logan
ARCHITECT as Designer,
Developer, and Builder
City making, one infill project at a time
Over the last 15 years, San Diego has become a hub for the alternative Architect-Developer-Builder practice. This movement has been championed by Woodbury School of Architecture MSArch RED Faculty and Alumni. Collectively, this select band of architectural entrepreneurs have designed a multitude of innovative housing models and developed sensible and profitable infill projects throughout the region. Students in this most unique, studio-centered Real Estate Development Program learn to identify opportunities, quantify scale and costs, qualify financial viability, and most importantly, monetize their sweat equity.
Ojay Pagano, OP-AD
Jeff Svitak, JSI
Bus tour of 3-4 affordable housing projects
Bi-National Artist Organizations + Artists
Known as a cross-border megalopolis the San Diego/Tijuana region is vibrant with museums, galleries, and artist-run spaces playing an important role in the development and identity of the area. In the past two decades, the area has seen spaces come and go, but the energy and need for keeping the arts at the center of the socio-economic fabric of this area have prevailed the violence, economic downfalls, and the current political discourse. Artists, cultural administrators, and entrepreneurs have joined forces to ensure that the area is distinguished as the new cultural Mecca. Join us to hear how these players see the evolution and future growth of the region.
Moderated by Cris Scorza, Director
Education and Engagement
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
details available soon