San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
through January 20, 2019
This exhibition was curated by Rebecca Webb and takes British architectural historian Reyner Banham’s treatise Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, a tribute to LA as a “mobile city"as its inspiration. San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies similarly 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 four of its own ecologies: Beaches, Freeways, Sub/urban and Border. Four Ecologies is organized around these terrains, providing a gateway to engender dialogue about how we navigate and engage each environment.
Espera y Maravilla | Wait and Wonder is a selection of images tailored to this exhibition but drawn from Turounet’s larger body of work, Tierra Brava. Turounet describes the image-set:
The streets, los calles, of Tijuana, are the Hot Wheels racetrack for God to play with. The second-hand pride of Detroit speed around the city from the colonias to Zona Centro and La Frontera. And then, when God tires of playing, the heat of the tailpipes and pavement is exhausting. The drivers are forced to sit in their Monte Carlos and Impalas and wait, and wait. Their destinations are no longer in their control, but up to others. All they can do is remain patient, wait and wonder what will be in store for them once they get there, wherever that might be.