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Finding Aid for the Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 1980 - 2005
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Description
This collection of papers represents the creative thought and writing of Adobe LA. Since its founding in 1992 as an activist collaboration of architects, artists and designers, ADOBE LA took the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, particularly that of the Latin American community as the point of departure for projects that addressed the values of Los Angeles' evolving multicultural population. The mission of ADOBE LA was to create and produce public art & architecture, create a discourse that responds to the social and cultural needs of the Latino communities in Los Angeles, to document that landscape through diverse media (film, photography, art), and finally to critically analyze issues of representation, vernacular architecture and popular culture through exhibitions, writing, teaching, publications and community activism.



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Background
Ulises de Jesus Diaz is a community/urban activist, artist and architect, who works to strengthen the voice of an expanding and diverse community in Los Angeles. Works include urban design, architecture, design projects, publications and artworks where he addresses how diverse cultures influence public open space, art and the urban fabric. At the Japanese American National Museum, he designed "Common Ground: The Heart of Community", an exhibition which surveys over 150 years of Japanese American history in the United States. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, the Gamel Dok Architecture Museum in Copenhagen and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Following a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, he recently gave a lecture entitled "Seeing America: Mexican Popular Culture in Los Angeles as a Paradigm for American Cities?", in Bielefeld, Germany at the ZIF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research. Specialties Architecture Urban Design Teaching Cultural Studies Arts and Cultural Institution Planning and Development Youth Arts and Design Workshops Board of Directors Avenue 50 Gallery Fine Art industry 2005 – Present (6 years) Avenue 50 Gallery and Studios is a 501(c) 3 Not-for-Profit art gallery serving North-East Los Angeles and Highland Park communities. Designer ADOBE LA Architecture & Planning industry 1993 – Present (18 years) Since its founding in 1992 as an activist collaboration of architects, artists and designers, ADOBE LA takes the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, particularly that of the Latin American community as the point of departure for projects that address the values of Los Angeles' evolving multicultural population. The mission of ADOBE LA is: to create and produce public art & architecture, create a discourse that responds to the social and cultural needs of the Latino communities in Los Angeles, to document that landscape through diverse media (film, photography, art), to critically analyze issues of representation, vernacular architecture and popular culture through exhibitions, writing, teaching, publications and community activism. Ulises Diaz's Education Harvard University, Graduate School of Design Advanced Degree, Architecture, Urban Design, Community Activisim 2006 – 2007 Activities and Societies: Loeb Fellowship, Graduate School of Design Los Angeles Trade Technical College none, Community Activism and Economic Development 1995 – 1996 Southern California Institute of Architecture B-Arch, Architecture, Urban Design, Community Activisim 1988 – 1993 Activities and Societies: President Student Body, HeArt Project Youth Programs Los Angeles City College Associate Arts Degree, Architecture, Urban Design, Community Activisim 1983 – 1985
Extent
5 linear feet
Restrictions
For students and researchers of UCLA, as well as other researchers and institutions. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
This collection is not processed and is only open to researchers with specific research goals and subject to the approval of Adobe LA and the UCLA CSRC. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the CSRC at http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/