SUBURBIA/DISTURBIA: Learning from Levittown
The theme designated for the Program in Media and Modernity for the academic year 2007-08 is Suburbia/Disturbia. It focuses on "Learning from Levittown," the unpublished research project and 1970 Yale design studio of Denise Scott-Brown and Robert Venturi that was intended to be the companion volume to the canonic Learning from Las Vegas. The M+M study of this project will culminate in the publication of a critical edition of the unpublished manuscript and a documentary film. The theme of Suburbia/ Disturbia is also addressed in a series of invited seminars and lectures including: Ant Farm members Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier and historian Felicity Scott; Marie Theres Stauffer on Superstudio; and Martino Stierli on Learning from Las Vegas. In addition, the Media + Modernity PhD Colloquium featured presentations by Noam Elcott, Jonathan Foltz, Daniel Lopez-Perez, Lydia Kallipoliti, Meredith TenHoor, and Rafi Segal.
Learning from Levittown Research Team
Pep Aviles, Enrique Ramirez, Molly Steenson, Joy Knoblauch, Diana Kurkovsky, Sara Stevens, Gina Greene, Anthony Fontenot, Lisa Hsieh, Daniel Lopez-Perez, Irene Sunwoo and Urtzi Grau.
Beatriz Colomina and Princeton PhD Students interview on camera Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown in preparation for an M+M documentary film
Beatriz Colomina and Princeton PhD Students
interview on camera Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown
in preparation for an M+M documentary film