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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment of Time #414 - Upside Down and Better

08.2.17

One or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives
for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities,
and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the
encounters they find there.

It’s a bike ride.

Organized by user nathansnider and user theroyalacademy.

It meets every Wednesday at 8:30pm
at California Donuts #21.
We ride at 9pm.
While we endeavor to return before the last red line trains (around midnight),
it is generally not possible. Please plan accordingly.

On this bike ride, you might expect:
- inconvenient passageways
- oblique strategies
- Oulipian constraints
- disorientation
- reorientation
- “cover” versions of other people’s rides, performed with amateurish enthusiasm
- amateurish enthusiasm
- playgrounds, pool halls, bowling alleys, karaoke
- geocaching
- full moon picnics
- traffic median tea parties
- rivers that no longer exist
- smell tourism
- Couchwick v2.0

Furthermore:
- usually 20-35 miles
- usually some hills
- a medium pace (probably not for beginners; certainly not a hustle)
- few stops, short stops
- but we’re not in a rush; we don’t need to run every light
- victory donuts!

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This week:

Upside Down and Better


When we think of what makes a city a city, when we form an image of “city” in our heads, we most often think of the buildings, a density of buildings. This is not the only, or perhaps even the most accurate, way to construe a city — one might think of a city instead as an intensity of flows (of people, of capital, of goods, of ideas) — but it is nonetheless probably the most common.

Likewise, when considering who is responsible for bringing those buildings into existence, it is likely we will think of architects, the people who design the buildings. And, again, there are other possibilities: developers, city planners, engineers, builders. Each may have as much, if not more, actual control over what direction the architect’s work takes. Still, it is conventional to see buildings — architecture — as the work, principally, of architects.

And yet, for a ride that more or less takes the city as its object of interest, it could seem surprising that we have only rarely given much attention to those involved in the field of architecture. If looking for a reason why that might be, we refer you to the various hedges and caveats in the preceding paragraphs. This week’s ride, however, is one of those rare occasions, as we will visit some of the work of one particularly prolific Los Angeles architect, Paul Revere Williams.

(~30-35 miles; pretty flat)

+ We highly recommend you listen to the following episode of the 99% Invisible podcast in advance of the ride for a more coherent background on Williams than we are likely to give: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-architect-of-hollywood/

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