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Finding Aid for the Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 1980 - 2005
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive,
    Date (inclusive): 1980 - 2005
    Collection number: 93
    Creator: Ulises Diaz 1960 -
    Extent: 5 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: 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.



    Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
    Physical location: The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    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/

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive, 93, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    As of March 2011, we await completion of a deed of gift for Adobe LA Archive

    Processing History

    Processed by CSRC
    As if March 2011, this collection is not yet processed, we await a signed deed of gift.

    Biography

    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

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of approximately4 linear feet of papers relating to the projects Adobe AL engaged in.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Adobe LA
    Architecture
    Community Activisim
    Latino Community
    Los Angeles
    Public Art
    Ulises Diaz
    Urban Design