On Friday I had the honor to visit the historical Rancho Los Cerritos House; also known as Rancho Los Cerritos or Casa de los Cerritos, in Long Beach, California, it was the largest and most impressive adobe residence raised in southern California during the Mexican period. The structure of the house was built in 1844 by merchant Jonathan Temple, a Yankee pioneer who became a Mexican citizen. Los Cerritos means "the little hills" in English. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. I wasn’t lucky enough to visit this phenomenal and historical place until I took advantage of my history assignment and I decided to visit Rancho Los Cerritos with the company of some of my friends. On a Friday morning we took the chance and we
Throughout Jason DeLeon’s The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail, it is clear that DeLeon adopts a style of ethnography that is inherently different from Evens-Pritchard’s The Nuer. DeLeon represents a key shift in anthropological theory and ethnographic writing that helps to construct a rich, raw and authentic account of undocumented migrants and their journey across the US/ Mexico border. Throughout this ethnography, DeLeon argues that the United States’ border policies are ineffective in deterring migrants, but instead provide an opportunity to hide behind the hybrid collectif of the Sonoran Desert which creates a level of inhumanity that is indescribable. DeLeon draws on the four fields of anthropology, including
According to this week’s lecture, this topic covered the significance of California, why is it a diverse state, and how does it attract many people from outside of California. Throughout this main idea, California is a number one largest history in the United State and this what brings people from others including outside of the country to explore California. California has been important through the huge change in this state that everyone had notice way back from the past and many great places to visit.
The Dog Town Skate Team exemplifies Houston’s stance that California is both a “place and a state of mind”. Houston details California’s bountiful- indeed, seemingly endless reserve of natural resources- its “loamy soil”, “grazing land for cattle”, gold, and the oil reserves that enriched 1920s Long Beach as well as many other locales- that have both supported native peoples and drawn immigrants to California while subtly developing a similarly golden perspective or outlook within the people. California’s rich biodiversity and vast natural resources morphed within its occupants’ beings into a similarly rich mindset, holding as early as the 16th century that within California- the Amazonian paradise described in Garci Ordonez de Montalvo’s novel,
Two main reasons contribute to why I would love to become a Housing Ambassador. To help get many prospective and current students excited and involved in campus housing is the first reason. So many people shoot down on campus housing because of the price; however, people do not realize housing is more than just a room you pay for. You live here, study here, and have fun here. There are many events, free stuff, and free food that residence halls and RSA provide for students. I want to be able to show students that off-campus students do not have the same experiences as on-campus students. The second reason I would like to become a Housing Ambassador is for the experience. Ultimately, I would like to become a dean or chancellor of a college in my golden years. Being an Housing Ambassador would provide me with life-long experiences that I could take into my future careers as a business leader, politician, and dean/ chancellor.
This is a picture of Downtown Hyattsville Arts District along the U.S. Route One corridor.This specific revitalized part of the Hyattsville Arts District is a very good example of urban renewal and is part of the Prince George's County Gateway Arts & Entertainment District. The district is just one district of many cultural districts recognized by the national organization, Americans for the Arts. According to Americans for the Arts: “Cultural districts are defined as well-recognized, labeled areas of a city in which a high concentration of cultural facilities and programs serve as the main anchor of attraction. They help strengthen local economies, create an enhanced sense of place, and deepen local cultural capacity”. In other words, these
Gentrification never happened to my neighborhood growing up. Maybe it was because I lived in a working class poor neighborhood growing up. I now live in Lincoln Park and I cannot tell you if it has been gentrified, yet I never felt segregation until I started living in Chicago. It was not the fact that predominantly black people live on the south side and white people live on the north side. It was the fact that it seems you keep to yourself. When I take the red line, I have dealt with black men hitting on me, same goes for other men of other races. Yet when I take the green line to the University of Chicago, as I sit being the only white person in the train car, it is like they are scared of me. Maybe it is a product of gentrification, that
Returning to Mexico after seventeen years of living in the United States gave me an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Walking down the streets of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, had a familiar feel, like being home. San Cristobal de las Casas, which is a relatively small city in the highlands of Chiapas, is plagued with poverty rooted in its colonial history. Many streets bustle with people from all over the world near the zocalo, which is a public plaza in the center of the city filled with coffee shops, intellectuals, indigenous children, and adults. As you walk by you can overhear people speaking in unfamiliar languages. While sitting outside at a coffee shop I became
Residential electricians are trained professionals dealing with any type of electrical work that a home has. The broad nature of the amount of electrical work inside a modern home is also why mostly all electricians are licensed and were properly trained at the trade. The work typically goes in phases, and starts with the simple rough wiring of the entire house, and will eventually end as a finished product with lights, outlets, and everything else you see that is powered.
In Towards a Phenomenology of Dwelling, Lisa Guenther puts forth thought on dwelling, and doing so responsibly. She brings up the idea of a person’s daimon, which I like to think of as a person’s conscious. It tells you the possible things that you can do, both good and bad, but ultimately, only you can decide what you will do. The visual of an angel and the devil sitting upon either shoulder comes to my mind. Others are more aware of your daimon than you are, and this is because there are parts of yourself that you do not see. Whether this be physical, like your habits, tendencies, and body language or not visible like your desires, most of the time, others are more aware of this than you are. Desires influence every decision that you make,
For my creative project, I intend to tell a story of Chicano’s and a part of their culture that is much more than a hobby. I want to capture what it meant to be a Chicano in the late 1900s and what it means to be one stuck in that era. For decades, one principle of Chicano culture has been bajito y suavecito. The lowriding community can be traced back to the 50s, when Chicano’s began dropping their cars and adding hydraulics. Lowriding is not to be confused with hot-rodding, the need for bubbly, speedy cars; instead Chicano’s care about giving an art show on wheels.Cruising is all about showing off all the hard work put into making the car shine, it’s about showing the true Chicano art.
On 03/22/2016 Ms. Donna Williams stopped by the office to meet with HS De La Torre to discuss a Housing Plan in order to find any opportunities that family may be eligible to transition into permanent housing. The following was discussed during meeting:
There has been many physical changes/improvements in the residential life and dorms at Doane. The living experience in the dorms has enhanced over the years, with heating systems instead of having to use stoves, food available in vending machines, drinking fountains are available no longer having to go to spring, which is three hundred feet from each building (Perry et al. 55). It is becoming easier to make friends as there is common spaces for guys and girls to hang out and mingle for example, in the Frees basement where you can watch movies with friends, play pool, and cook.
“The best that can be said of the conception is that it did afford a chance to experiment with some physical and social planning theories which did not pan out. “ This quote reflects Jane Jacob’s philosophical ideas in an attempt to criticize the social housing’s design approach and its associated urban planning in modern era. “The physical and social theories” outlines the urban planning idea of social housing (Utopian idea) and according to Jane’s statement, such experiment of these theories were deem to be unsuccessful. It is inevitably certain to some extent that a provocative statement towards modern era social housing approaches would hold true due to the minimal success the plans brought to the city, such as solving the working class commendations temporarily. Nevertheless, it is a failure to deliver long-standing social improvements corresponded with the increasing suspicion of modernism, one cannot simply attribute ill fate to its “innovative physical features” (As Jane said, the Utopian and Utopia), but should rather considered a range of other elements in the larger aspect of society: factors such as difficulty of racial integration, problems of financing and management, lack of bridging between architecture and planning, as well as the increasing preference of suburban lifestyle from the rising mid class. These problems reflected evidently in some stereotypes of social housing communities built in the modern era such as Pruitt-Igoe, sunny side Gardens, Paul