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FRONTeras Collaboratories: Guest Lecture with Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman



Tune in to a virtual lecture on April 1 with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman as part of Selected Topics in Urban Design (ARC367).

Cruz and Forman are principals in Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, a research-based political and architectural practice in San Diego, investigating issues of informal urbanization, civic infrastructure and public culture, with a special emphasis on Latin American cities.

Blurring conventional boundaries between theory and practice, and merging the fields of architecture and urbanism, political theory and urban policy, visual arts and public culture, Cruz and Forman lead a variety of urban research agendas and civic/public interventions in the San Diego-Tijuana border region and beyond.

ARC367, taught by the Daniels Faculty’s Mariana Leguia and Angus Laurie, asks students to take a critical look at some of the dominant ideologies of urbanism, seeing the city through different, often opposing lenses. More specifically, it approximates the city at different scales, from the regional to the human. At the same time, the course looks at the city through the lenses of different urban disciplines, using different lectures to focus on urban design, landscape, architecture, and mobility. Throughout the semester, students have heard from a series of international experts including Alfred CaraballoFrancesco Careri, and Gil Peñalosa.

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