Finding Aid for the Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 1980 - 2005

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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.



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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


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 22 Jan. 1999

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Common Ground The Heart of Community

Exhibition Script and Design Notes

Design Sketches

Exhibition Script

Exhibition Narrative

Related Readings
Box 1, Folder 2

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive Sept. 1999

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Lincoln Heights Signage Project

Includes Includes maps, plans, color slides
Box 1, Folder 3

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive April 2000

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Boyle Heights Project

Jewish Historical Society of Southern California
Box 1, Folder 4

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive May 2001

Physical Description: Binder: project notebook

Scope and Content Note

Hybrid Eden

Revelatory Landscapes

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Box 1, Folder 5

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 2002

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Mixed Feelings

Art and Culture in the Postmodern Metropolis

Curated by Gustavo Leclerc and Michael Dear

Fisher gallery and the Southern California Studies Center, USC
Box 1, Folder 6

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 1998

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Ciudad Hibrida / Hybrid City + Urbante

Adobe LA

Mojado Space

Hybrid Space

Third Space
Box 1, Folder 7

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive Early 1999

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Common Ground: the Heart of the Community

Japanese American National Museum

Working Drawings and Design Notes
Box 2, Folder 1

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 1998

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

The Cultures of Everyday Urban Life

Edited by Gustavo Leclerc, Raul Villa, and Michael Dear
Box 2, Folder 2

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 2002

Scope and Content Note

Mixed Feelings
Box 2, Folder 3

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive February 2000

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Hybrid Eden

Revelatory Landscape

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Exhibition 2001

Box 2, Folder 4

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 1998

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Ciudad Hibrida / Hybrid City + Urbarte: final proof

Adobe LA

Mojado Space

Hybrid Space

Thrid Space

Box 2, Folder 5

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 1998

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Ciudad Hibrida / Hybrid City + Urbarte

Original Working Group
Box 2, Folder 6

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive 1999

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

Mariposa

Academia de Arte y Centro Internacional de las Artes

Project notebook
Box 2, Folder 7

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive Early 2000

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

An Exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum

Proposal Drafts and Design Notes
Box 2, Folder 8

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive February 2000

Physical Description: Binder

Scope and Content Note

More Than a Game

Exhibition Crossover Benches

Japanese-American National Museum
Box 3

Ulises Diaz Adobe LA Archive Various

Physical Description: papers

Scope and Content Note

This box of loose papers (approximately 2 linear feet) is comprised of miscellaneous project papers. In the future this box will be fully categorized and processed.