Héctor Pérez on San Diego Mobility and Ecologies

Woodbury Associate Professor Héctor M. Pérez has been selected to participate in the upcoming exhibition San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies. The show takes its inspiration from British architectural historian Reyner Banham’s 1971 treatise Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, a tribute to LA as a “mobile city.”

San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies 
September 22, 2018 – January 20, 2019 at the La Jolla Historical Society
7846 Eads Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

Curated by Rebecca Webb, the show pays homage to San Diego as a city of change and possibility, with a focus on the car as the current and predominant means to access and experience its own ecologies: Beaches, Freeways, Sub/urban and Border.  The project is organized around these terrains, providing a gateway to engender dialogue about how we navigate and engage these environments. Works of art in various media illuminate San Diego’s evolving narrative about the relationship between the automobile, architecture, and landscape. The exhibition includes notable artists, academics, and architects,
including a drawing by Michael Webb, a former member of Archigram. San Diego SoA Associate Professor Hector M Perez will be participating in this group show with one of his photo collages entitled “San Tijuas”.

In addition to the exhibition itself, Woodbury School of Architecture’s San Diego campus will host a panel discussion with artists, urbanists and architects to discuss the intersection of architecture, the landscape, and the automobile in a contemporary and speculative framework. The panel discussion will take place as part of San Diego’s annual Archtoberfest.

Hector M Perez is currently an Associate Professor at Woodbury University School of Architecture in San Diego and Principal at De-Arc – a small unorthodox design studio in La Jolla, CA with projects that fluctuate between Art, Artifacts, Architecture and Academia. In January of 2015, Hector co-founded The RED Office – a Design-driven Real Estate Development Office – with partners Ted Smith & Kate Meairs. The RED Office is currently working on various ‘all inclusive’ (Design-Develop-Build) urban-infill mix-use projects in some of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods.

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Image courtesy Hector M. Perez